Metra Air to be Tested in Downtown Terminals

Three stations will be tested for toxins

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    NEWSLETTERS

    How's the air in Metra terminals? You'll find out soon enough.

    After Metra officials recently announced plans to install better air filters in train cars, the commuter rail agency says it has plans to test the air in three downtown terminals: Ogilvie Transportation Center, LaSalle Street and the Electric District Millennium Terminal.

    The testing is Phase Two of an effort to test for toxins in the air that Metra commuters and workers breathe. The first was testing for high levels of diesel soot on train cars, and the last phase will test train cabs and repair shops, CBS reports.

    Metra officials will switch to ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel on April 1. The new filters will be installed as they arrive.