A new station has opened

Today, the Peterson/Ridge station opened in Edgewater on the Metra Union Pacific/North Line. Groundbreaking was back in 2021, while the idea for this station dates back to about 2013. The station is a pretty nice modern-looking and accessible station, featuring an enclosed waiting area and ramps for accessibility. We had a brief bit of rain, but it quickly dried out. At the station, a bunch of Metra representatives were there handing out merchandise (such as wristbands, chip clips, etc.)

Outbound platform at Peterson/Ridge, looking north
Outbound platform
Inbound platform at Peterson/Ridge, looking north
Inbound platform
Outbound train arriving at Peterson/Ridge
Outbound train
Drop-off area at Peterson/Ridge
Drop-off area

Overall it’s a good station and hopefully will be a good driving force in the western part of Edgewater.