Metra’s Homewood Station Reopens May 20th

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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David C. Lester

CHICAGO – Metra’s Homewood Station will reopen on May 20th after the completion of a new stairway.

The stairway connects the boarding platform to the station’s pedestrian tunnel. However, Metra says the station is still not ADA accessible because it is “also replacing the elevator connecting the tunnel to the platform,” which is expected to open June 30th. Until then, customers are advised to utilize Calumet Station which is ADA-accessible. The Flossmoor Station is another ADA-accessible station Metra customers may use. 

This work at Homewood Station comes as part of a larger $20.7 million reconstruction that began in 2023 with a projected end date of summer 2025. According to Metra, this includes constructing “a new, ADA-accessible east headhouse, including a ramp; the renovation of the platform, wind breaks, warming house, and gate house; installation of new drainage, ventilation, lighting, and interior finishes in the existing tunnel; and replacement of the elevator and stairs connecting the tunnel to the platform.” Additionally, crews will construct a new Pace bus facility.

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