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New Peterson Metra Stop Gets $15M In State Budget But Wheels Not Moving Yet

Five years after a new Metra stop in Edgewater was announced, the state budget includes some "potentially very good news" for Far North Side commuters — $15 million for the long-awaited stop.

The project had been funded through the Build Illinois Bond Fund, but put on hold and de-funded during the budget impasse that began in 2015.

New Edgewater Metra Station Opening Delayed to 2017

Mock Rendering of Proposed New Edgewater Metra Station

Construction of the new Edgewater Metra station at Peterson Avenue won't begin until 2016, pushing back the opening date to 2017, according to a Metra spokesman.

A preliminary timetable released in 2013 had construction of the $15 million station beginning this year. Read the full article at DNAinfo.com.

Edgewater Metra Station in 2015 Excites Neighbors Despite Parking Concerns

Mock-up of new Metra Edgewater station at Peterson and Ravenswood in Chicago

Residents living near the Metra tracks at Ridge and Peterson avenues are bracing for big change to their neighborhood life.

With construction to begin in 2015, the new $10 million station planned for the area would offer a convenience nowhere to be seen in the western reaches of Edgewater: Quick public transportation downtown.

Read full article available at DNAinfo.com.

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