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Metra breaks ground on new station facility in Flossmoor

Press release from Metra:

Metra and Flossmoor Village officials [on May 5] broke ground on a major $4 million project to rebuild the platforms and related facilities at the Flossmoor Station on Metra’s Electric District Line.

“Station projects like Flossmoor are just the type of renewal our system needs and our passengers deserve,” said Metra CEO Don Orseno. “When the project is complete, Flossmoor will have a new and much more attractive gateway to their community.”

Orseno was joined at the groundbreaking by Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun and Metra Board Director Don De Graff.

“We at Metra like to say that our stations are the gateways to our system,” Don De Graff said. “We want them to give riders a great first impression, and we are confident that when this work is done the Flossmoor Station will do that.”

“On behalf of the Village Board of Trustees, village staff, and the 9,446 residents of Flossmoor, we are very pleased and delighted that METRA, through funding assistance from the State of Illinois, is reconstructing Flossmoor’s train station,” said Mayor Braun. “From the Village of Flossmoor’s inception in 1924 through today, train transportation has been paramount to the Village’s success, not only in the early days as our community was growing but continuing through the present day.”

“Our residents enjoy the amenities of being close to Chicago as well as having a vibrant central business district because of train service,” Mayor Braun said. “Metra has contributed greatly to Flossmoor’s success story and as you can imagine, a modern train station is very important to the village’s continued progress. This is true not only for our residents but also for the success of Flossmoor’s business community. We thank Metra, Cook County, and the State of Illinois for their efforts to undertake and successfully complete this important and necessary infrastructure project.”

The project will replace the existing platform, the concrete foundation as well as the north and south head house walls…Please click here to read the full release, or here to read a related story in the Southtown Star. For more photos, click here.

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