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May 14, 2014

Metra breaks ground on station improvements

The work includes an $8.1 million contract for a new pedestrian tunnel, retaining walls, ADA ramps, stairways, platform shelters, canopies over both inbound and outbound platforms, landscaping and other ancillary items for the station.


September 4, 2013

Officials start Phase 2 of midwest high-speed rail route

Work on the Chicago-to-St. Louis route includes the installation of new premium rail with concrete ties and stone ballast; upgrades to bridges, culverts and drainage; signal and wayside equipment installations and upgrades; and roadway-rail grade crossing improvements.


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