Maywood Metra Station Officially Opens to Riders

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins cuts the ribbon on the new Metra commuter station during a ceremony on June 30. | Photo provided  Friday, June 30, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews A new, nearly 900-square-foot indoor Metra commuter station formally opened for riders on Friday. Local elected officials, village staff and representatives from various entities involved with the station’s construction were on hand at … Continue reading Maywood Metra Station Officially Opens to Riders

In From the Cold: Maywood Breaks Ground on New Metra Station

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins, center, with Donald A. Orseno, Metra’s executive director and CEO, during a Nov. 7 groundbreaking ceremony for a new train depot at the village’s 5th Avenue Metra stop. Numerous trustees, along with state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) attended. | Shanel Romain/VFP | Below left: An architectural rendering of the proposed Metra stop. | Christopher Burke Engineering Monday, November 7, 2016 … Continue reading In From the Cold: Maywood Breaks Ground on New Metra Station

Amid Outrage, Railroad/Metra Officials Back Down from Idea to Relocate 5th Avenue Train Station

Saturday, August 1, 2015 || By Michael Romain  In the wake of the robust public denunciation of their recommendation to relocate a proposed Metra train station from 5th Avenue to 9th Avenue, Union Pacific Rail Road (UP) and Metra officials have backed away from the idea altogether. The construction of an actual train station to replace what amounts to a plastic bus shelter at the … Continue reading Amid Outrage, Railroad/Metra Officials Back Down from Idea to Relocate 5th Avenue Train Station