Evanston Main Street (Metra station)

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Main Street
Evanston
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Station statistics
Address 600 Main Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit CTA Buses
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Other information
Opened 1910
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone C
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Kenosha
Union Pacific North
toward Ogilvie
Chicago 'L'
toward Linden
Purple Line
Transfer at: Main
toward Howard or The Loop

Evanston Main Street is the southernmost of the three commuter railroad stations in Evanston, Illinois, USA. It is served solely by Metra's Union Pacific/North trains, which go south to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago and as far north as Kenosha, Wisconsin. Travel time to Ogilvie is typically 23 minutes, but can be as high as 26 minutes during rush hour. In Metra's zone-based fare system, the station is in zone C. The station does not contain a ticket agent booth; passengers must purchase their tickets on board the train.

The station is located on Main Street between Chicago Avenue and Custer Avenue, with CTA's Main station immediately to the east. It is one of two Metra stations in Evanston to provide direct transfers to the CTA rail system, the other being the Davis Street station. The neighboring area contains multi-story apartment buildings and the Main Street Station Shopping District.

Main Street station also houses a cultural center known as Evanston Arts Depot, which houses the offices of the Custer's Last Stand festival and has performance space for Piccolo Theatre.

Bus and rail connections[edit]

CTA Purple Line

CTA Buses

  • #205 Chicago/Golf

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°02′00″N 87°40′48″W / 42.033412°N 87.680001°W / 42.033412; -87.680001