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CELEBRATION EVENT | Village of Glen Ellyn To Host U.S. Congressman Sean Casten


WHO: Village of Glen Ellyn President Diane McGinley and the Village of Glen Ellyn Board of Trustees, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (District 6) and other officials

WHAT: Announcement and celebration of $14.4 million in federal funds to build a new train station in

downtown Glen Ellyn, including construction of a pedestrian tunnel just west of the new train station

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 25 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Current Glen Ellyn Metra Station, 551 Crescent Blvd. *On-street parking may be available and additional parking can be found in the parking lots to the

east and west of the train station, 551 Crescent Blvd.


In October, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) notified the Village of an award of

$14.4 million in funding for the Glen Ellyn Metra Station. CMAP allocates these federal funds, which

are made available through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement


The currently estimated $20 million project proposes constructing a new ADA compliant pedestrian

tunnel/underpass that will greatly improve station and downtown safety. Commuters currently use the

at-grade crossings to access the station from the parking lots and residences on the south side of the

tracks. The project will also address significant ADA issues at the current facility. The project includes

designated ADA drop-off and pick-up areas on either side of the tracks, ADA accessible washrooms

and accessible ramps and sidewalks. It also improves overall multimodal access by increasing

accessibility for Pace bus service and expands bicycle parking from 92 spaces to 200 spaces.

The Glen Ellyn Metra Station is the second busiest stop on the Union Pacific West (UP-W) line. The

proposed project would increase capacity in order to accommodate current and future ridership.

The station improvements would also serve as a catalyst for future transit-oriented development in

the downtown area.

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