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Friday, May 28, 2010

Metra slates Hanover Park, Fairview Ave. work

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Chicago area Metra commuters at Hanover Park on the Milwaukee West Line and Fairview Avenue on BNSF will experience some delays and inconvenience due to station work.

Beginning June 2 continuing for approximately 5 months, construction work will take place on new inbound and outbound platforms in Hanover Park. During this project the platforms will be closed off in sections.

The first phase of construction includes the closure of the eastern half of the outbound (north) platform. The pedestrian crossing located east of the depot will temporarily be closed. Commuters must board and exit trains from the western half of the outbound platform. Sections of each platform will be taken out of service with each phase of this project.

The train station and ticket agent will remain open during construction.

At Fairview Avenue, emergency grade crossing repairs will begin at Fairview Avenue on June 1 and continue through June 5. This will cause Fairview Avenue road crossing to close, which will severely impact access to the south commuter parking lot in the afternoon when passengers unload on the north platform. It is strongly recommended that commuters board trains from an alternate station such as Westmont or Main Street during this project.

Maple Avenue is located west of the Fairview Avenue station and is the only designated crossing to access the south parking lot during the afternoon commute.