Des Plaines (Metra station)

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Des Plaines
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Station statistics
Address 1501 Miner Street
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
Coordinates 42°02′28″N 87°53′12″W / 42.0410°N 87.8866°W / 42.0410; -87.8866Coordinates: 42°02′28″N 87°53′12″W / 42.0410°N 87.8866°W / 42.0410; -87.8866
Connections Local Transit Pace Buses
Platforms 1 side platform
1 island platform
Tracks 3
Parking Yes
Other information
Opened 1915
Rebuilt 1979
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by City of Des Plaines
Fare zone D
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Harvard or McHenry
Union Pacific Northwest
toward Ogilvie

Des Plaines is one of two commuter railroad stations on Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest line in the City of Des Plaines, Illinois. The station is officially located at 1501 Miner Street (US 14), and lies 16.7 miles (26.9 km) from the Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Des Plaines is in zone D.

Parking is mostly available along the streets on either side of the tracks. Primarily this includes Miner Street between southeast of Perry Street and west of Des Plaines River Road. Other parking areas exist along Ellinwood Street between Pearson Street and Des Plaines River Road east of the Des Plaines Public Library, a lot on Webford Avenue off of Graceland Avenue (Southbound US 12-45), and on Prairie Avenue east of Pearson Street.

Pace Bus connections[edit]

  • 208: Golf Road.
  • 209: Busse Highway.
  • 230: South Des Plaines.
  • 234: Wheeling - Des Plaines.
  • 250: Dempster Street.


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