Evanston’s Noyes Street Station on the CTA Purple Line will be closed this weekend for repairs, the city announced today.
The station is scheduled to close at 10 p.m. Friday and reopen at 4 a.m. Monday. The city directed travelers to use adjacent stations at Central and Foster streets.
The closure is part of a Chicago Transit Authority renewal program that has targeted 100 stations for facelifts. The repair work this weekend will be followed by night work for the next six weeks, including paint abatement, power washing, painting and lighting enhancements, according to the city.
The CTA implements a “SWAT team approach” to cleaning and repairing stations, in which crews “work together in a coordinated, comprehensive and efficient way to make improvements,” according to the CTA website.
On Saturday, another option is the #201 Central/Ridge CTA bus, which would be available on Saturday between 9:10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. for alternate service on Sheridan Road, less than a half-mile east of the Noyes station, and on Central Avenue. The #201 bus does not run on Sunday.
In 2011, the Noyes Street station averaged 743 weekday riders, 511 on Saturdays and 303 on Sundays, ending the year with 233,654 total entries, according to the CTA. Of Evanston’s eight Purple Line CTA stations, the fewest number of riders originated their travel at the Noyes station, according to the 2011 report.