Illinois Town OKs Building Amtrak Station

An Illinois city along the proposed Amtrak route between Chicago and Rockford has given the OK to building a station for the service.

The Huntley village board approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation to build the station.

The agreement identifies the scope of services and responsibilities and general provisions, plus an estimated project cost and schedule. The platform and temporary parking are to be completed by Nov. 30, 2015.

IDOT has agreed to contribute $2.9 million toward the construction of the Huntley station including the passenger platform, station building and parking lot improvements.

The project cost is estimated to be $3.5 million with the station and platform expected to cost $1.75 million. Service is expected to begin in 2015.

 

 

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