Tuesday, August 20, 2013

20 August 2013: Public Transit Time Machine

Sheridan Station on the Red Line 
The Sheridan station on the Red Line is a relic of a bygone era. Although major renovations have been done at the other northside stations, Sheridan has changed little over the decades. Plans were announced in April 2012 for a $17 million overhaul, but so far nothing has happened. It's an interesting station because of the way that it is situated on an S-curve. Trains approach the station on a curve, as seen in this picture, and then go immediately into another curve on departing the station. The platforms can give access to trains on both the inner and outer tracks, though i'm not sure if the Purple Line ever stops there. For more on the history of the station click here.

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