Romeoville has been working towards their own Metra station since 1992 and this morning, after 26 years of work, they were finally able to cut the ribbon. The Romeoville station is the first new stop on the Heritage Corridor since Metra’s creation in 1984 and the first new stop on any Chicagoland Metra line since 2011.
“This stop has been a goal of ours for a long time,” noted Mayor John Noak. “We’re excited to finally see that goal achieved and believe it will be a tremendous asset for everyone who lives and works in this region.”
Service at the Romeoville station will begin on Monday, February 5 when the first train rolls into the station at 5:54 AM. Commuters will arrive at Chicago’s Union station 58 minutes later.
“Two years after helping to add more service to Metra's Heritage Corridor Line, I am proud to be part of the opening of this new station which will allow residents of Romeoville and the region to waste less time each day driving on congested roads,” stated Rep. Lipinski. “As the senior member from Illinois on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and a strong proponent of public transportation, I commend Mayor Noak and the Village Board for their tireless work on this important project which will improve the quality of life for area residents, provide a boost to the local economy, and help make the environment a better place for future generations.”
The station has 123 parking spaces, 24 of which are reserved for permit parking. Those spaces sold out on the day they were released, demonstrating the excitement for the new station. To add your name to the waiting list, please visit www.romeoville.org
“I am happy to be here today to celebrate this tremendous achievement,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “At a time when funding for new stations and other capital needs is in short supply, it is all the more impressive that Romeoville was able to make this new station a reality. We can’t wait to welcome the citizens of Romeoville to the Metra system.”
The station is located at 899 East Romeo Road, near the intersection of 135th Street and New Avenue.