Metra to test real-time information screens at stations

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Downtown and suburban Metra stations have been selected to get outdoor, high-definition screens that will provide travelers with information in real time through a new pilot program.

The 55-inch screens will give travelers information about train arrivals, service alerts, weather and emergency information like Amber Alerts, according to a statement from Metra. Clear Channel Outdoor will provide advertising on the screens through 2021.

In Chicago, the screens will be installed at the LaSalle Street Station, Millennium Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center, Metra said. Another 22 suburban stations will also get the screens. Installation was expected to continue through 2017.

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