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Metra yesterday opened a new station and warming shelter on the Union Pacific North Line in Cary, Illinois.
The new facilities were built as part of a $3.3 million project to replace the original station structure built in 1942. Crews also replaced boarding platforms, Metra officials said in a press release.
The new 1,400-square-foot station building and 300-square-foot warming shelter offer covered outdoor waiting areas for commuter-rail passengers. Nearly 900 passengers board at Cary Station each weekday, Metra officials said.
The station project was funded with $2 million in federal money and $400,000 in commuter parking lot funds from the village of Cary. Metra paid for the platform replacement, while the village paid for the relocation of utilities and fiber optic lines.
Muller & Muller Ltd. designed the project and Accel Construction Services was the contractor.