Taking the El isn't always the most reliable or efficient way of getting around the city, but it sure beats waiting for the bus (most of the time). The CTA has done an admirable job of renovating some of its aging facilities, and the renovation plans for the horribly deteriorated Wilson stop on the Red Line announced last week could take it from worst El stop in the entire CTA system to the best.
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So which stops will take the new "worst" title when Wilson becomes the gleaming, gorgeous station the CTA is promising nearly three years from now? And which are the best, the stops that Wilson will have a hard time beating in terms of cleanliness and charm? We took a ride on the rails and picked out favorite and least favorite El stops.