Cheltenham (Metra station)

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Cheltenham/79th St.
Cheltenham (79th Street) Metra Station.jpg
Cheltenham-79th Street Metra Electric Station as seen from northbound Exchange Avenue.
Station statistics
Address 79th Street & Exchange Avenue
South Shore, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°45′08″N 87°33′10″W / 41.7521°N 87.5527°W / 41.7521; -87.5527Coordinates: 41°45′08″N 87°33′10″W / 41.7521°N 87.5527°W / 41.7521; -87.5527
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Parking Street-side
Other information
Rebuilt 2008
Electrified 1926 (1500v DC)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Metra
Fare zone B
Ticket vending machines
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District
South Chicago Branch

Cheltenham (also known as Cheltenham-79th Street) is a station on the Hyde Park/South Chicago branch of the Metra Electric Line. The station is located along the median of Exchange Avenue, approximately one city block north of East 79th Street, and is 11.49 miles (18.49 km) away from the northern terminus at Randolph Street Station.[1]

West of this station is another Metra Electric station along 79th Street known as 79th Street (Chatham) along the Main Branch. Street-side parking is available only on Cheltenham Place, which also intersects with 79th Street and Northbound Exchange Avenue. The station was recently renovated in 2008 as part of Metra's redevelopment program for the South Chicago branch.

Bus connections[edit]


  • #79 79th Street (Owl Service)


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