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Metra completes $3.5 million station reconstruction on UP Northwest Line


Metra officials recently dedicated the rebuilt rail station in Fox River Grove, Ill., on the UP Northwest Line.

The $3.5 million project included reconstruction of the station, which was built in 1959, Metra officials said in a press release.

Work included replacement of the existing warming shelter with a larger shelter that features vendor space and bathrooms; construction of a second warming shelter on the station's east side; reconstruction and extension of platforms to serve an eight-car train; parking lot repaving; and installation of LED lights on the platforms and in the parking lot.

Union Pacific Railroad rebuilt and extended the platforms, which cost about $1.2 million. Path Construction obtained a $2.3 million contract to complete the remaining work.

Metra paid for the work with proceeds from the state bond program and other capital funds; Fox River Grove contributed $82,400 to cover the lighting upgrade and parking lot work.

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