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Metra dedicates renovated Flossmoor Station

Metra and Flossmoor, Ill., officials late last week dedicated the recently reconstructed Flossmoor Station on the railroad's Electric District Line.

The station underwent $4 million in various renovations, including a new platform, a new warming house, an updated elevator and LED platform lighting.

The rebuilt station will serve as a “new and much more attractive gateway to our system and to the community of Flossmoor," said Metra Chief Executive Officer Don Orseno in a statement.

Metra also replaced the accessible ramp, stairs and trench drain on the northwest side of the station's tunnel; repaired concrete bridge columns on the south side of the station; built new retaining walls on the southwest side of the station; and constructed a new stairway for the northeast side of the depot.

The project was funded by Metra's share of the state bond program. Flossmoor paid for the decorative light fixtures on the platform.

The station provides service for more than 800 riders each weekday on Metra's Electric Line, which runs between University Park and Millennium Station in downtown Chicago.

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