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June 22, 2023

Secure Platform Plan Open House on June 27 in Belleville

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Rendering of what new gated customer entrances would look like at Washington Park MetroLink Station

Metro Transit’s Secure Platform Plan (SPP) is a key component of a multi-tiered strategy to grow MetroLink ridership and create a safer, more secure transit system. It will be the focus of an upcoming open house hosted by Metro Transit on Tuesday, June 27 from 4-7 p.m. at Spaces in downtown Belleville.

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Click here for a short survey where you can leave your feedback and comments about the plan. The survey will remain open through Friday, July 7.

Stop by the open house to learn more about this $52 million, state-of-the-art project that will transform the original open-access MetroLink platforms into a more secure system with gated customer entrances at all MetroLink stations, fencing and an expansive real-time camera network. The open house will feature renderings of the plan, and Metro Transit staff will be in attendance to answer customer questions.

A virtual public meeting for SPP will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, June 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. Click here to register for the virtual meeting.

All 38 MetroLink stations will be upgraded on a phased schedule. Metro Transit will begin the first phase of implementation at four MetroLink stations in Illinois later this year: Emerson Park, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center, Washington Park, and College.

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