Metra 93rd Street Station

South Chicago, IL

The Metra 93rd Street Station has increased commuter access to transportation by adding this stop to the existing Metra Electric line. The construction involved new railroad tracks, a track bed, a signal wire, communication from 91st to 93rd Streets, and removing old wooden platforms at stops between 90th and 91st Streets. GAC built a temporary structure for passengers to use until the completion of the new platform. GAC met project schedule challenges with creative, strategic planning, and sequencing. Much of the work occurred during the night. Four cross-switchovers were done between midnight and 7 a.m. to allow the existing train operations to run uninterrupted. The newly built facility includes a 900-foot platform with head houses on both ends, handicap-accessible ramps, grid crossings, and an additional 1,200-car parking lot.

Client: Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp. Metra
Architect: T.Y. Lin International
Industry: Transportation