Platform Improvements

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Platform Improvements

Asset Category
Stations & Passenger Facilities
2023 Funding
2024-2027 Funding

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Project Description

This project is part of Metra’s ongoing effort to bring commuter rail stations into compliance with the
requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The project will focus on
platform and platform access routes, as necessary.
Wherever platform work is undertaken, the existing platforms will be rehabilitated in order to allow
deteriorated tactile surfaces to be replaced with new ADA-compliant “truncated dome” type surfaces.
FY 2020 Federal funds and 2020 Illinois PAYGO funds will be used for construction of new platforms,
ADA access improvements, ADA building improvements, and related work at sites to be determined.
The West Hinsdale Station on the BNSF Line has been identified as a priority location for platform
rehabilitation. However, this project may also include the Oak Lawn Station (SouthWest Service) and
the River Forest Station (Union Pacific West Line). Note that this is a preliminary list of stations
identified for platform rehabilitation and other locations may be added.
FY 2020 PAYGO and Federal funds will be used for construction. Future funding may be required.
This project is necessary to bring Metra’s system into compliance with the 1990 ADA.