STrRedWolf wrote:I would think rebuilding Morgan on the Pink line would be a better (read: shorter walk to the station) option. Hope they build both.
If you're referring to a Pink Line stop at Madison (Morgan is already a Pink Line stop), the day will probably come that a Madison-Pink Line stop gets built.
I have to imagine that the Damen-Green Line stop is getting built to encourage residential/commercial development, such as Westhaven Park, a 760-unit (when complete) development of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units, located at the southeast corner of Damen and Lake. The city has been incentivizing TODs, and with the red hot neighborhoods of West Loop and Fulton Market nearby, anything that can be done to keep the streak alive helps. As has been mentioned elsewhere, if a secondary entrance to the Damen stop is located at Wolcott, the walk to the United Center is nearly the same distance as a walk to the hoped-for Madison-Pink Line stop.
From a connectivity standpoint, a Green Line stop at Western would have made more sense. The 49/49B/349 bus combo can take a commuter from suburban Harvey to the south all the way to Howard to the north. A Western-Green Line stop would also be just a few steps away from the Western Ave. Metra stop, which serves the Milwaukee-West, Milwaukee-North, and North Central Metra lines.
From a prioritization standpoint, a Brown Line station at Division probably should have been built first.