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Here Are All The Changes Metra Is Making This Year

By Kelly Bauer | April 6, 2016 4:33pm | Updated on April 8, 2016 11:44am
 Metra announced changes on Wednesday.
Metra announced changes on Wednesday.
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CHICAGO — Metra is making improvements at 27 stations this year, including shelling out millions on station and line remodels.

The construction projects, which were announced Wednesday, are expected to start this year and will affect stations throughout the city and suburbs. Here's a look at some of the projects:

• Union Station's entrance on Madison Street will be rehabbed as part of an $826,000 project, according to Metra. The ceiling, stairs and pavers will be repaired and there will be cosmetic improvements. The project will start in June and is expected to last four months.

•  The 111th Street/Pullman station will also see a major revamp starting this month. The platform, stairs and warming house will be repaired or replaced, according to Metra, and parts of the station will be painted. The project will cost $150,000 and starts this month.

• At the LaSalle Street station, platform pavers and structural supports will be replaced as part of a $2 million project, according to Metra.

• The 123rd Street station will be the guinea pig for a test with heated platforms. The project will cost $700,000 and will be installed this year to be tested next winter, according to Metra.

Here's Metra's guide to the construction:

Metra Construction in Chicago 2016

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