UP will begin closing sections of the inbound (north) platform of the River Forest Station on the Metra UP West Line Monday, Aug. 31 to allow crews to begin demolition and construction of a new platform.
The project will begin with the western half of the station’s inbound (north) platform. Metra customers will initially be able to access the north platform from the eastern stairs. When the western portion of the platform is complete, work will transition to the eastern half and customers will need to use the western stairs to access the platform.
Work on the platform is expected to last six to eight weeks, weather permitting and is expected to cost $850,000. Signage will be posted throughout the project to direct customers to the correct staircase. Customers are asked to follow the posted detour signs, be aware of the crews working in the area and all extra time to walk from their parking spots to the platform during construction.