Western: The Thai stop
The Brown Line’s German hub has a surprising abundance of Thai food.
Tracking the history
Prior to the station’s construction, farmers transported produce via Lincoln Avenue by wagon to downtown markets. The new El line ushered in more residential development, including bungalows and low-rise apartment buildings.
From 1979–2004, Brown Line ridership increased by 79 percent but platforms could accommodate only six cars, leading to overloaded trains. Platform extensions were added in 2006–2007 to accommodate eight cars. In 2008, an installation featuring a piece of the Berlin Wall went on display in the mezzanine.—Julia Borcherts