87th Street (Metra station)

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87th Street
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87th Street Metra Electric station from the alley north of the East 87th Street grade crossing.
Station statistics
Address 87th Street, east of Commercial Avenue
South Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°44′16″N 87°32′54″W / 41.7379°N 87.5482°W / 41.7379; -87.5482Coordinates: 41°44′16″N 87°32′54″W / 41.7379°N 87.5482°W / 41.7379; -87.5482
Line(s)
Connections CTA Bus
Structure type Closed-sheltered platform
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Parking Yes; street-side
Other information
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Metra
Fare zone B
Services
Ticket vending machines
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District
South Chicago Branch
Terminus

87th Street is the penultimate stop on the South Chicago Branch of the Metra Electric Line in the South Side of Chicago. The station is located at 87th Street, two block East of Commercial Avenue, and is 12.51 miles (20.13 km) away from the northern terminus, Millennium Station.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, 87th Street is in zone B.

Though Metra gives the address for the station as being at 87th Street east of Commercial Avenue, it is actually closer to South Baltimore Avenue. The tracks run along the east side of a one-lane alley behind South Baltimore Avenue, which spans only from 86th Street to 87th Street.

West of this station is another Metra Electric station along 87th Street known as 87th Street (Woodruff) along the Main Branch. Parking is available at this station, but only street-side along 87th Street, on the south side between Houston and Burley Avenues, and on the north side between the tracks and Baltimore Avenue.

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • #87 87th Street

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