ROMEOVILLE, IL. – State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, recently joined Romeoville Mayor John Noak and other members of the community to welcome the first commuters to the long-awaited Romeoville Metra Station, which began service on February 5, by serving passengers coffee and muffins donated by the local Starbucks and Citgo station.
“Thank you to Mayor Noak and the Village of Romeoville for leading the bipartisan efforts that got us here today. This major accomplishment showcases our ability to achieve great things if we work together,” said Manley. “The community is so grateful to now have easier access to public transportation. Although it was -3 degrees on the launch day, everyone was in high spirits and we kept nice and warm in the shelter.”
The new station is on Metra’s Heritage Corridor, which goes from Chicago Union Station to Joliet, and is located at the intersection of 135th Street and New Avenue. It is the first new stop to be added to the Heritage Corridor since the Metra’s creation in 1984, and the first new Metra stop in the Chicago region since 2011.
“This stop has been a goal of ours for a long time,” Mayor John Noak said. “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.”
For more information, please contact Manley’s constituent service office by calling 815-725-2741, or emailing RepManley@gmail.com.