Romeoville station (Metra)

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Romeoville
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Location899 E. Romeo Rd.
Romeoville, Illinois
Owned byMetra
Line(s)CN Joliet Subdivision MT2
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Parking283 spaces[1]
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneF
History
OpenedFebruary 5, 2018
Services
Preceding station Metra Following station
Lockport
toward Joliet
Heritage Corridor Lemont

Romeoville is a station on Metra's Heritage Corridor at the intersection of 135th Street and New Avenue in Romeoville, Illinois.

Romeoville village trustees approved an agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation for the construction of a new Metra station on the corner of 135th Street and New Avenue on January 7, 2015. The agreement specified that the village of Romeoville would dedicate $550,000 from its Motor Fuel Tax Fund to the project. The state of Illinois would then reimburse the village through a $440,000 Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement grant, which would cover 80 percent of the cost.[2] On October 19, 2016, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Romeoville Metra station was selected to receive a $296,700 grant as a part of the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program. The funds were to help pay for sidewalks, platforms, and a warming shelter in addition to the construction of a nearby access road, and the completion of a multi-use path south of 135th Street with lighting.[3] Construction began in May 2017.[4] The station opened on February 5, 2018.[5]

Previously the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway operated a station which served Romeoville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transportation". Village of Romeoville. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  2. ^ Shanker, Vcas (January 7, 2015). "Romeoville enters agreement with IDOT for Metra station". mySuburbanLife.com. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "From the community: Funding Approved for Romeoville Metra Station". Chicago Tribune. October 18, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Romeoville breaks ground on new Metra station". Metra. May 16, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "Romeoville Metra station opens – Bugle Newspapers". buglenewspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-02-24.

Coordinates: 41°38′15″N 88°02′57″W / 41.6375°N 88.0493°W / 41.6375; -88.0493