CHICAGO – The 103rd Street/Rosemoor Station on the Metra Electric Line will close on Nov. 20 for a full reconstruction that will include making it accessible to persons with disabilities. The station is expected to be closed 7 to 12 months.
CHICAGO – Metra announced Milwaukee Avenue will be closed at Kilbourn Avenue until June 2024 as part of their bridge replacement project.
CHICAGO – After the rebuild of the inbound side of the facility, Metra officials dedicated the new Ravenswood Station on the UP North Line.
COOK COUNTY, Ill. – Metra begins work on three stations on its electric line as part of its Metro Electric Community Initiative.
CHICAGO – Metra announced this week that Union Pacific tie work will delay some trains by 30 minutes.
Metra on May 2 detailed its construction projects for 2023, which include station improvements valued at $119.5 million, or nearly a quarter of the Chicagoland commuter railroad’s annual capital spending for the year; platform repairs and replacements; and track and signaling system renewals.
Metra crews on April 21 will begin work on a major rehabilitation project at the Rock Island Line’s 103rd Street/Washington Heights Station. The station will remain open for passenger service throughout the project, but the depot building will be inaccessible to commuters while construction is underway.
Metra has begun a two-year construction project at its Homewood Station. The tunnel on the east side of the train station in suburban Homewood, Illinois, has been closed by the commuter rail system that serves Chicago and its suburbs.
Durabook, a provider of computing solutions, will supply Chicago’s Metra system with its rugged S15AB laptop computers.
Metra will begin rehabilitation work on its Homewood Station on March 13, closing access to the tunnel on the east side.
Chicago Metra’s board approved a $3.9 Million contract with ClearBlade, an IoT Platform and Edge AI company, to provide grade crossing and equipment monitoring services at hundreds of locations throughout the transit network.
Union Pacific is about to embark on a major tie project over 45 miles of its Metra UP-North Line. The portion of the line receiving the new ties runs from Kenosha and Chicago, and the work will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago will be closed at Kilbourn Avenue for the remainder of the year as part of Metra’s project to replace the bridge over the roadway and rebuild the Grayland Station.
The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on a Metra grade crossing accident where a Metra commuter train hit a commercial box truck on May 11 of this year.
Union Pacific Railroad has announced that it will embark on a major tie project on the UP-West Line beginning Wednesday, June 8.
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