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New photos giving a look at status on the reconstructed UP-N Ravenswood station. Seems they got train tracker monitors up and running, the inbound entranceway is no longer boarded up, ticket window is set up & I took a video of the inbound platform (but added photos too in case some people can’t view the clip for whatever reason). Looks like they’re just about done, probably a few small things to do and check before officially opening up the platform & then closing up the temporary platform inbound trains have been using for years. Also note; this will officially make Ravenswood fully ADA accessible, instead of just partially with only the outbound platform. 
 

Lucky guess that if nothing else too big needs to be done, the new inbound platform & the new ticket agent booth should be open for business before summer 2023.

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On 2/28/2023 at 5:13 PM, TaylorTank1229 said:

New photos giving a look at status on the reconstructed UP-N Ravenswood station. Seems they got train tracker monitors up and running, the inbound entranceway is no longer boarded up, ticket window is set up & I took a video of the inbound platform (but added photos too in case some people can’t view the clip for whatever reason). Looks like they’re just about done, probably a few small things to do and check before officially opening up the platform & then closing up the temporary platform inbound trains have been using for years. Also note; this will officially make Ravenswood fully ADA accessible, instead of just partially with only the outbound platform. 
 

Lucky guess that if nothing else too big needs to be done, the new inbound platform & the new ticket agent booth should be open for business before summer 2023.

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I thought Metra was getting rid of all the station agents & replacing them with automated ticket dispensers?

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On 3/2/2023 at 1:30 PM, strictures said:

I thought Metra was getting rid of all the station agents & replacing them with automated ticket dispensers?

I'm glad thy still have agens.  I was at zoTC yesterday.  Since I have had problems paying to add value through the  Ventra app, I was going to put value on my card at the Ventra machine at OTC then use the app to purchase a Metra ticket.  However.the button to add value in the machine wouldn't work so I just went to the ticket agent.  Thee was no line and only one agent. But she came in handy.  Same  goes for the South Shore ticket agent recently. 

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7 hours ago, TaylorTank1229 said:

News Update ??

According to the official Metra website under alerts for UP-N, beginning on Tuesday, August 1, the new inbound platform which is platform #2 at Ravenswood station will be open for service. 

Only the Lawrence entrance will be open & some of the railings at the Leland end are still just wooden slats, as of last Friday. 

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