loader image

Metra will build a new 95th Street station on Chicago State campus

A Metra train on the tracks riding by a paved walk platform under a blue, cloudy sky.


CSU and Metra will partner on the project

Metra will build a brand new station on its Metra Electric line at 95th Street, a commuter parking lot, and other infrastructure improvements.

The transit agency and Chicago State University are partnering on the project which will involve a new platform, stair enclosure, an elevator and at least one on-demand heater, Metra said. Currently the station operates as a flag stop occasionally, but after the renovation, it will run with scheduled stops. The Park and Ride lot, located on the CSU’s campus near 95th and Cottage Grove, will have 119 spaces.

Design work and engineering will begin immediately to evaluate the cost of the project, Metra said.

“We are excited to be working with Chicago State officials to create a much-improved station that will serve as a welcoming gateway to the university as well as to the Metra system,” said Metra CEO and Executive Director Jim Derwinski in a statement.

After touring the campus, Metra agreed with CSU that a revitalization should be prioritized.

Metra is also considering lowering fares on the Electric line down from $4 and $5.50 down to $2.50, which would cost about the same as CTA train or bus fares.

Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in Real Estate

Share this story with your network.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print


Recent Stories

Del Marie: locked down, but not out

The rapper-dancer-performance poet rolls with the pandemic punches. 2020 started off so well. January and February were great months for 27-year-old rapper, dancer, and performance

Read More »

Speak with a local expert now.

Learn more about this recent happening by speaking with an agent.