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Updated: December 21, 2013 6:28AM

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel on Tuesday unveiled new renderings of the upcoming $240 million 95th Street Red Line station that officials said will look “nothing like” today’s station.

Instead of being bounded on the south by 95th, the new complex will feature a terminal on both the north and south sides of 95th, connected by a second-story bridge, with bus bays in each terminal.

That means children will no longer have to dart across busy 95th to catch a bus or L ride. It was photos of kids doing just that that persuaded former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to support the project, Emanuel said.

“It’s an understatement to say the new terminal will look nothing like what you see today,” CTA President Forrest Claypool said at a joint news conference at the current 95th Street Station.

“After 44 years this terminal is inadequate. It’s cramped, noisy and in bad need of modernization.”

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