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Romeoville Metra station to open Feb. 5

The new Romeoville Metra station will begin service on Feb. 5, 2018.[]

ROMEOVILLE – The new Romeoville Metra Station on the Heritage Corridor Line will begin service Feb. 5.

The station will be the first new stop on the Heritage Corridor line since Metra was created in 1984 and the first new stop on a Chicago area Metra line since 2011, according to a press release.

The Heritage Corridor line travels from Joliet to Chicago Union Station and back on weekdays with current stops in Lockport, Lemont, Willow Springs and Summit. The Romeoville station is located near the intersection of 135th Street and New Avenue. The station’s address is 899 E. Romeo Road.

The station is located in Zone F, which covers stations located 25 to 30 miles from Chicago. One-way tickets to Chicago will cost commuters $7.25 a ticket. A 10-ride ticket goes for $69 and a monthly pass will go for $210.25.

There is also a parking lot at the station with 123 spots.

Drivers can purchase annual parking permits for $250 or semiannual permits for $125, but that’s limited to 23 permits because the remainder of the spots are open to daily parking spots with a $1 fee.

Permits go on sale Jan. 15 for Romeoville residents only and Jan. 22 for the public.

Permits will only be sold online. Information on obtaining a permit can be found at Romeoville.org.

Construction of the station was primarily funded with more than $3.9 million in grants secured by the Village of Romeoville through CMAP’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program. Romeoville also secured a supplemental grant from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program for pedestrian access from 135th Street to the station.