CTA’s “Your New Blue” improves stations, leaves out disability access

A brand new canopy shields passengers from the elements at Belmont Station, 3355 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618. Photo by Remy Edstrom.

By Daniel Cazares and Remy Edstrom

Diego Quiñones, 27, of Wicker Park who works in information technology has been a passenger of the Blue Line for the past year.  

“The Damen Blue Line is the nearest to me, but I have to use the Western stop for the time being,” said Quiñones.  

Having suffered a broken foot from a car accident, he underwent surgery which at first required him to use a wheelchair, but is now getting around on crutches.

“The overall nature of my situation is frustrating to say the least, but I remind myself to be grateful that it’s only temporary,” he said. “I have a couple more weeks before I fully recover.”

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