Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Metra dedicates rehabilitated Cicero Station

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Chicagoland's Metra on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, joined local elected officials and to mark the completion of a $4.5 million renovati0on of Metra's Cicero Station on the BNSF Line.

"We have created a safe and modern new station that should prove comfortable, attractive and functional for our riders and area residents for many years to come," said Metra Board member Brian K. Reaves, who represents suburban Cook County. "We're happy that our partnership with Cicero and our great relationships with elected officials can produce such tangible benefits for our riders."

"This is another example of the kinds of projects Metra has done with our share of money from the state bond program, and we would like to thank Gov. [Pat] Quinn, Sen. ]Martin A.] Sandoval, and the rest of the Legislature for their foresight and wisdom in investing in our future," said Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno.

The project, funded by Metra's share of money from the state bond program, included: two new seven-car platforms with tactile warning strips; a new warming house on the outbound side; a headhouse and ramp enclosure with a heated waiting area on the inbound side, and a reconstructed ramp to comply with ADA requirements; high-intensity overhead lighting; utility improvements; surveillance cameras; landscaping; and a new, paved parking lot with 146 spaces.