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Metra wraps up Ravinia Station repair project


Metra has finished its Ravinia Station rehab project after more than two months of repair and maintenance work, the Chicago-area commuter railroad announced late last week.

The $328,000 project began in April and included replacement of the station's roof, lead paint removal and abatement and exterior painting. Built in 1889, the station is located in Highland Park, Ill.

The station serves about 240 Union Pacific North Line customers each day.

"The historic Ravinia Station is a landmark in the Highland Park community," said Metra Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Don Orseno in a press release. "This project is key to keeping it in a state of good repair so that it can be enjoyed and used by residents and commuters for years to come."

The Ravinia Station is part of Metra's 2016 construction program, which includes $200 million in infrastructure improvements. The plan calls for updates to 27 stations, 21 bridges and 24 road crossings, along with the replacement of 120,000 railroad ties.

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