Pardon The Progress

Pardon Our Progress

The City is committed to maintaining high-quality roads, sidewalks and infrastructure for the entire community. We will help you navigate through Geneva's major construction projects and annual maintenance programs from start to finish. This blog will focus on projects outside of road construction, such as the Union Pacific Third Main Line as well as the City's sidewalk & curb program, underground cable replacement, sanitary sewer improvements, and more.

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Sep 22

Union Pacific Third Main Line Project - Metra Platform To Close Oct. 9

Posted on September 22, 2023 at 1:42 PM by Kevin Stahr

Third Main Line

Union Pacific is building a third railroad line near the current UP-West railway tracks spanning from Peck Road in Geneva to West Chicago. Operations started in 2022 and the overall project is expected to be completed in 2024. 

Sept. 22 Update

Metra announced the outbound platform (Platform No. 2) at the Geneva train station will be closed for rehabilitation starting Monday, Oct. 9 through the end of 2024.

Commuters must use the temporary platform that will be located east of Third Street in downtown Geneva.

Metra advised commuters to allow additional time to access the in-service platform and to exercise caution near work zones.

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While the City of Geneva is providing information to the community, the City has no authority or control over the Union Pacific project. The details shared by the City are only as good as the information provided to us by Union Pacific.