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Metra Station, Track, Bridge, Crossing and Signal Upgrades in 2018

Despite state funding cuts to Metra’s operations budget that have resulted in fare hikes and service cuts, the commuter system announced a full slate of infrastructure projects this year, with construction taking place at 30 stations, 15 bridges, and 21 road crossings.

In addition to replacing aging bridges on the UP North and Milwaukee District West lines and building new track segments on the UP West Line, the railroad will be undertaking many other smaller projects across its 11 lines. Work started earlier this month and will be continuing through the fall…Please click here to read John Greenfield’s story in StreetsBlog Chicago, or read the Metra press release here. A related story is also here in RT&S.

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