Berkeley (Metra station)

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This article is about a railway station in Illinois. For the railway station in California, see Berkeley (Amtrak station).
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Berkeley
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The Berkeley station prior to reconstruction
Location 5900 West Park Avenue
Berkeley, Illinois
Coordinates 41°53′46″N 87°54′55″W / 41.8961°N 87.9152°W / 41.8961; -87.9152Coordinates: 41°53′46″N 87°54′55″W / 41.8961°N 87.9152°W / 41.8961; -87.9152
Owned by Union Pacific
Line(s)
Platforms 1 Side platform
1 Island platform
Tracks 3
Construction
Parking yes
Bicycle facilities yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone C
History
Opened 1953[citation needed]
Rebuilt 2013[citation needed]
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 161 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank 179 out of 236[2]
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Elburn
Union Pacific West
toward Ogilvie

Berkeley is a Metra commuter railroad station in Berkeley, a western suburb of Chicago. It is served by the Union Pacific/West Line, and lies 14.3 miles (23.0 km) from the eastern terminus.[3] Trains go east to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago and as far west as Elburn, Illinois. Travel time to Ogilvie is 29 to 36 minutes, depending on the service.

The station is at Park Avenue and Arthur Avenue. To the south there is a parking lot and a residential neighborhood of single-family homes. A large industrial estate that houses the Proviso Yard of Union Pacific Railroad sits to the north. Immediately to the west there is a highway overpass that carries Interstate 294 over the freight yard. Berkeley Village Hall is on Electric Avenue, about a mile to the south.

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