87th Street (Woodruff) (Metra station)

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87th Street
Woodruff
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Station statistics
Address 87th Street and Dauphin Avenue
Chatham, Chicago, IL
Coordinates 41°44′14″N 87°36′01″W / 41.7372°N 87.6003°W / 41.7372; -87.6003Coordinates: 41°44′14″N 87°36′01″W / 41.7372°N 87.6003°W / 41.7372; -87.6003
Line(s)
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 5
Parking Street-side
Other information
Electrified 1926
Owned by Metra
Fare zone C
Services
Ticket vending machines
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District
Main Line
Metra Electric District
Blue Island Branch
toward Blue Island

Woodruff-87th Street is an electrified commuter rail station along the Metra Electric Main Line in the Chatham neighborhood of the City of Chicago, Illinois. The station is located at 87th Street and Dauphin Avenue (although unofficially includes South Ingleside Avenue) and is 10.86 miles (17.48 km) away from the northern terminus at Randolph Street Station.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, 87th Street-Woodruff Station is in zone C.

Like much of the main branch of the Metra Electric line, 87th Street-Woodruff is built on elevated tracks near the embankment of a bridge over 87th Street. This bridge also carries the Amtrak line that runs parallel to it, carrying the City of New Orleans, Illini, and Saluki trains.

East of this station is another Metra Electric station on 87th Street on the South Chicago Branch at 87th Street and Baltimore Avenue. Another Metra station on 87th Street is the Gresham station at 87th Street and Halsted Avenue, which serves the diesel-powered Rock Island District line. The Gresham Rock Island Metra station is about two miles west of the Woodruff Metra Electric station. Approximately one mile west of the Woodruff station is the 87th Street station on the CTA Red Line at the Dan Ryan Expressway.

At the Woodruff station, street-side parking is available on the southwest and southeast corners of 87th Street and Dauphin Avenue at the north end of Dauphin Park. This can be found on the west side of the station just south of 87th Street. Though Metra's official website claims no bus connections are available, CTA's #87 bus does stop at Dauphin and Ingleside Avenues near the station, as well as on South Dobson Avenue on the east side of the station. The northbound #4 Cottage Grove bus stops on the southeast corner of 87th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue and the southbound #4 stops on the northwest corner of 87th Street and Cottage Grove. This intersection is about a quarter-mile west of the Woodruff station.

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • #87 87th Street
  • #4 Cottage Grove

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