That's what Metra's chairman called the newly renovated station during its dedication ceremony Monday. Check out photos from the ribbon-cutting and tell us what you think of the terminal.
- Joe Vince
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
As he took the podium at Monday morning's dedication ceremony for the renovated 80th Avenue Metra station, Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki produced a 34-year-old photo given to him by Village Manager Scott Niehaus. It depicted—in all its aged and bleached-out color glory—a single train along a set of tracks and a parking lot, all anchored in a sea of open field and brush. READ: End in Sight for Work at 80th Avenue Metra Station "I remember sitting here as a trustee in 1977, '78, saying, 'My God, what did we build here'," Zabrocki said of the original terminal and its surrounding environs. "In those 34 years we've come a long way," he added. "And this particular area has kind of grown to be the center of our community in many different ways…
The remodeled 80th Avenue Metra station receives a double-shot of attention Monday as the pedestrian underpass connecting the north and south platforms finally opens, and a morning dedication ceremony marks the completion of the $11.5 million project.
- Joe Vince
Monday, November 26, 2012
Monday marks another big day for the newly renovated 80th Avenue train station, as the pedestrian underpass open and the Village of Tinley Park, along with Metra, hold a dedication to commemorate the completion of the $11.5 million terminal. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, with coffee and refreshments at the station, and the dedication will be at 10 a.m., according to a Metra press release. Officials from the village and Metra will be on hand for the ceremony. READ: End in Sight for Work at 80th Avenue Metra Station The opening of the pedestrian underpass, which connects the north and south parking lots and platforms, means commuters soon won't be able to the at-grade pedestrian crossing at the platforms, a village press…