Metra Peterson Ridge station

New Metra Peterson Ridge Station opens in Edgewater

The new Peterson Ridge Metra station opened Monday in the Edgewater neighborhood, addressing rider requests to fill in the gap in service between Ravenswood and Rogers Park. With Monday’s opening, four trains were added to weekday service on the Union Pacific North (UP-N) Line. While trains have begun stopping at Peterson Ridge as of Monday morning, the official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place June 11.

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State Announces Expansion Of Metra Service To Rockford

Governor J.B. Pritzker and Metra have announced their plans to extend rail service to Rockford from Chicago. Located roughly 88-miles from Union Station, Rockford is the largest city in Illinois outside of the continuous Chicagoland area with a population of over 140,000 people. Now after not having passenger rail service for over 40-years, Metra has been chosen to restore service to the city at an announcement ceremony held in Davis Park in downtown Rockford.

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Plan Commission Approves Metra Van Buren Station Overhaul

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the redevelopment of the Van Buren Metra station within Grant Park in The Loop. Formally located at 401-407 S Michigan Avenue at the northern end of the park’s grand entrance on E Ida B Wells Drive, the station features entrances on both sides of the avenue as well as the famed Paris Metro-style entrance on the east side. Now Metra is proposing a major renovation led by Muller2 Architects with new entrances and updated pedestrian flow.

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CTA Announces New Batch Of Stations To Receive Refresh In 2023

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has announced a new batch of stations to receive minor renovation work across the city. As a part of the system’s ongoing Refresh & Renew initiative which started in 2019, the authority under current president Dorval R. Carter will embark on some much needed maintenance work across all lines except the Yellow or Skokie Swift portion. The program itself is part of the greater ‘Meeting the Moment’ Action Plan the system has enacted.

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