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Metra Dedicates Station

Officials of Metra commuter rail and Flossmoor, IL, held dedication ceremonies recently for the newly completed $4 million reconstruction of the platform and related facilities at the Flossmoor Station on Metra’s ­Electric District Line.

“I am pleased to be able to dedicate this rebuilt station, which will serve as a new and much more attractive gateway to our system and to the community of Flossmoor,” said Metra Chief Executive Officer Don Orseno. “We hope our Flossmoor riders will enjoy using this station for many years to come.”

The project replaced the existing platform, the concrete foundation and the north and south head house walls. The work also included a new warming house, a renovated elevator, new LED platform lighting designed to match the village’s existing street lights, repair and replacement of ramps, stairs, drains and columns, new retaining walls and a new stairway.

The station serves more than 800 ­riders each weekday. Most funds for the renovation project came from Metra’s share of a state bond program, while Flossmoor provided funding for the decorative light fixtures on the platform.
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