79th Street (Chatham) (Metra station)

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79th Street
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Address 79th Street between Greenwood Avenue & Woodlawn Avenue
Chatham, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°45′03″N 87°35′50″W / 41.7507°N 87.5972°W / 41.7507; -87.5972Coordinates: 41°45′03″N 87°35′50″W / 41.7507°N 87.5972°W / 41.7507; -87.5972
Connections CTA Bus
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 4
Other information
Electrified 1926
Owned by Metra
Fare zone B
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District
Main Line & Blue Island Branch

79th Street-Chatham is an electrified commuter rail station along the Metra Electric Main Line in the Chatham neighborhood of the city of Chicago, Illinois. It is located at and over 79th Street, and is 9.99 miles (16.08 km) away from the northern terminus at Randolph Street Station.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, 79th Street is in zone B.

East of this station is another Metra Electric station along 79th Street known as Cheltenham-79th Street along the South Chicago Branch. Like much of the main branch of the Metra Electric line, 79th Street-Chatham is built on elevated tracks near the embankment of a bridge over 79th Street. This bridge also carries the Amtrak line that runs parallel to it, carrying the City of New Orleans, Illini, and Saluki trains. Parking is available only on the southwest corner of 79th Street and Woodlawn Avenue.

The former Nickel Plate Railroad passed on a long bridge over the Illinois Central (the current tracks) just north of the station. The bridge still exists, but rail service is long gone.

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  • #79 79th Street (Owl Service)


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