Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno of Metra, the Chicago area commuter rail service, was joined by officials from the Village of Maywood for a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the new Maywood Metra station at N. 5th Avenue and Main Street. The new 878.5 square foot indoor station replaces the smaller outdoor station, providing shelter from the elements and heated flooring.
“We couldn’t be happier that the Village of Maywood has provided this wonderful new facility for the benefit of their citizens and our customers,” said Orseno. “At a time when capital dollars are hard to come by, it takes cooperation like this to get things done. We hope this furthers Maywood’s economic development efforts and grows our ridership.”
“I am so pleased to cut the ribbon for our new Metra Commuter Station,” stated Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins. “The station is lovely and quaint and harkens back to the glory days of Maywood that we will bring back. It will shelter our citizens as they wait for the train, and it will give others riding through another look at our town.”
The $2.1 million project includes 40 parking spots on Main Street, east of the Maywood station. Rosemont-based Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. undertook design engineering and construction observation for the project, which was designed by FGM Architects.