Amtrak officials gave a glimpse of what improvements will be made to the Homewood station following a ribbon cutting ceremony for the project on Sept. 28.
Amtrak and Metra are primarily responsible for construction, and the two agencies have partnered with the village of Homewood, Cook County, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Federal Transit Agency for funding.
ComEd has been involved in work rerouting power lines to enable the project to proceed.
The west parking lot along Park Avenue, owned by Chicago South Suburban Mass Transit District, will be re-striped to accommodate the new ADA-compliant ramp structure. The lot will have three accessible parking spaces and an accessible path of travel to the station building and tunnel entrance.
ADA compliance improvements will also been made to the 1923 Amtrak station building on the west side, including a walkway and ramp from Park Avenue to the main public entrance, new compliant doors at the main entrance and second doorway to the train tunnel, upgraded men’s and women’s restrooms, including doorways, stalls, fixtures, finishes and drinking fountains.
Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle.
Renderings are provided images.