59th Street (Metra station)

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59th Street
University of Chicago
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Metra Electric Train departing 59th Street Station
Station statistics
Address 59th & Harper Streets
Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
Coordinates 41°47′16″N 87°35′20″W / 41.7877°N 87.5888°W / 41.7877; -87.5888Coordinates: 41°47′16″N 87°35′20″W / 41.7877°N 87.5888°W / 41.7877; -87.5888
Line(s)
Connections CTA Bus
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Fare zone B
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District

The 59th Street Metra station is a railway station serves the Metra Electric Line in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The station looks over 59th street, originally the University of Chicago's southern border, and the Midway Plaisance. Trains run between Millennium Station downtown and University Park, Blue Island, and the Chicago's neighborhood of South Chicago, the three southern branches. Before the 57th Street Station to the immediate north was rebuilt into a major station in 2002, all express trains served 59th Street and the station had a staffed ticket window.

Although the station is officially titled "59th Street-University of Chicago", the majority of University of Chicago and Hyde Park traffic is now served by the 57th Street Station; only some express trains stop at 59th Street. It is more dilapidated than the modern 57th street station and there have been discussions to demolish it.[citation needed]

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • #2 Hyde Park Express
  • #6 Jackson Park Express
  • #15 Jeffery Local
  • #28 Stony Island
  • #X28 Stony Island Express
  • #170 University of Chicago/Midway

External links[edit]

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