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4/16/2003



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Metra to build parking lot at south suburban station


Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp. (Metra) plans soon to build a 526-space parking lot at Olympia Fields Station on the Metra Electric Line to University Park.



Part of a transit-oriented development near Olympia Fields, the $2.8 million parking lot would be the station’s first-ever parking facility. The project would be funded by Metra and Federal Transit Administration.



Pending permit applications, the construction is expected to start later this year.


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