Renovations Set for Homewood Station

Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has awarded a contract to renovate a station in Homewood, Illinois, that also is used by Amtrak.

The $14.5 million went to IHC Construction Companies to make the station headhouse more accessible by installing an entrance ramp.

Other work will include rebuilding the boarding platforms and installing wind breaks, a warming house and gatehouse.

Workers will install new drainage, ventilation, lighting and interior features in the pedestrian tunnel and replace the elevator connecting the tunnel to the platform.

The work is expected to begin next spring and take two years to complete.

Homewood is served by Amtrak’s Chicago-Carbondale-New Orleans trains.

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