Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The City of Des Plaines will seek bids to renovate the Metra depot, TribLocal reported.
Tuesday, February 12
A new coffee shop may open at the Des Plaines Metra depot, TribLocal reported. The city will seek bids to renovate the train station next month, TribLocal reported, which will include an expanded area for a coffee shop.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Metra fares to increase Feb. 1; monthly passes expire last day of month.
Metra ticket fares are set to increase Feb. 1, and a number of fare policies will also change at the same time. Tables of the new adult and special user fares by zone are on Metra’s website. For more information on the increases and changes, visit Metra’s website. Meg Reile, spokesperson for Metra, said she expects the policy change involving monthly pass expiration to have the most impact on riders. Currently passes are valid until noon on the first day of the following month. Under the new policy passes will expire on the last day of the month. Tickets purchased Nov. 12 to Jan. 31 will expire Feb. 29. Earlier: New Metra station among possible 2012 projects. Single Ride Ticket $3.50 $121.00 Single Ride Ticket Tickets may be ordered online…
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The downtown train station has long functioned as a vital organ of Des Plaines.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Brian Wolf
Sunday, May 22, 2011
It's hard to understate the importance of railroads to the development of Des Plaines - anyone who's regularly stopped at crossings can attest to that. It was the railroad station, borrowing its name from the river, that caused the town to change its name to Des Plaines. It was the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad (starting as the Illinois & Wisconsin) that brought the first development to the loose conglomerate of farms, and dictated the orientation of the street grid. It was the railroad that made travel to downtown Chicago quick, leading to residential development. And the port of all this travel was the train station itself. Des Plaines has had three depots over the years. The first depot was a wood structure in the folk Victorian …