Work on Metra Ravinia Station complete

- Concertgoers rejoice — work on the Metra Ravinia Station in north suburban Highland Park is now complete following more than two months of repairs.

The $328,000 project began in April and includes a new roof, lead paint removal and a new coat of paint on the exterior of the 127-year-old station at 510 Roger Williams Ave. in Highland Park, the transit agency announced in a statement Wednesday.

“The historic Ravinia Station is a landmark in the Highland Park community,” Metra Executive Director and CEO Don Orseno said in the statement. “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 station, built in 1889 and designed by architect J.E. Blunt, serves about 240 riders each weekday on the Union Pacific North Line, Metra said.

The project is part of Metra’s 2016 construction program, which includes approximately $200 million in improvements to 27 stations, 21 bridges and 24 road crossings and the replacement of 120,000 railroad ties.

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