RAVENSWOOD — The Ravenswood Metra overhaul that began more than a decade ago might be nearing the finish line.
The eastern, or inbound, platform of the station at 4800 N. Ravenswood Ave. could reopen by late winter or early spring, Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said.
The renovation includes longer and covered platforms, warming shelters, new lights, space for a ticket office, vendor space, stairs and American with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps.
“We are still awaiting some materials to finish the work. We will be putting up signs at the station, making announcements on the trains and sending alerts to notify our riders when the station will be opening,” Gillis said.
The upgrades are part of a $30 million project to renovate 11 bridges along Metra’s Union Pacific North line, which was announced in 2010. Construction on the western platform wrapped in 2015.
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