Blue Island (Metra station)

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Blue Island
I.C. Vermont Street Depot.jpg
Location

Vermont Street near Irving Street

Blue Island, IL
Blue Island, IL
Coordinates 41°39′21″N 87°40′34″W / 41.6559°N 87.6761°W / 41.6559; -87.6761Coordinates: 41°39′21″N 87°40′34″W / 41.6559°N 87.6761°W / 41.6559; -87.6761
Owned by METRA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 1
Connections Local Transit CTA & Pace Buses
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone D
History
Opened 1891
Rebuilt 2003
Electrified 1500v DC
Services
Ticket Vending Machines
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District
Blue Island Branch
Terminus
Rock Island District
toward Joliet
Rock Island District
Transfer at: Vermont Street
Rush hour
A Metra Electric Highliner at Blue Island

The Blue Island Metra station is the terminus of the Metra Electric Metra line from downtown Chicago, Illinois to Blue Island, Illinois. It is in fare Zone D.

The Vermont Street Metra station on the south side of Vermont Street serves Metra's Rock Island District, which service splits at that station creating a spur Suburban Line which services stations in Blue Island, Morgan Park, Beverly Hills, Brainard and Auburn/Gresham, with some rush-hour trains heading north-east on the main line. Blue Island and Vermont Street stations share the same parking facilities and bus connections.

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • #49A South Western

Pace

  • #348 Riverdale Connector
  • #349 South Western
  • #359 Robbins/South Kedzie Avenue
  • #385 87th/111th/127th

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