Metra started work this month on a project to revitalize its 111th Street/Pullman Station on the Metra Electric Line.
Planned improvements include replacement of the warming house (similar to the State Street Station warming house shown above), replacement of platform deck boards and removal of the unused portion of the platform, replacement of the stairway to the platform and repair or replacement of the roof over the stairway. The project will also include other cosmetic improvements such as painting.
“The 111th St. Station is a gateway to the Pullman National Monument and we are pleased to be able to move forward with this important rehabilitation work this year,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno. “And, as a member the steering committee for the ongoing Pullman Transportation Plan, we hope to be able to do even more to help promote travel to this historic site.”
Beginning Saturday, June 18, and continuing for two weeks, the north half of the platform will be out of service for rehabilitation. Customers can board trains from the south half of the platform. After completing the north half, the work will shift to the south half of the platform for approximately four weeks. Customers can board trains from the north half during this time. All work is expected to be completed in August.
The project is part of Metra’s 2016 construction program, which includes approximately $200 million in infrastructure improvements to 27 stations, 21 bridges and 24 road crossings and the replacement of 120,000 railroad ties to ensure safe and reliable service and maintain a state of good repair systemwide.