Galewood (Metra station)

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Galewood
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Station statistics
Address 2031 North Narragansett Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60639
Coordinates 41°54′59″N 87°47′09″W / 41.9163°N 87.7859°W / 41.9163; -87.7859Coordinates: 41°54′59″N 87°47′09″W / 41.9163°N 87.7859°W / 41.9163; -87.7859
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit CTA Bus
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 3
Parking Yes
Other information
Opened 1910
Rebuilt 2001
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone B
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Milwaukee District West

Galewood is a station on Metra's Milwaukee District/West Line in Galewood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The station is 8.6 miles (13.8 km) away from Union Station, the eastern terminus of the line.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Galewood is in zone B.

Galewood is located at grade level and consists of two side platforms which serve two tracks. A third center track also runs through the station, though trains running on this track cannot stop. The tracks also carry Metra's North Central Service trains, though they do not stop at Galewood. A waiting room is available at Galewood, but there is no ticket agent. Parking lots are located adjacent to and across the street from the station. To the south of the station, there is a steel and wire factory and a business park and behind the station is the Bone Roofing Company and behind that factory is Leo's Factory Store. To the east of the station, there is a railroad yard called "Galewood Yard" but Metra trains continue on to Chicago while freight trains are parked there.

Bus connections[edit]

Chicago Transit Authority bus routes

  • #86 Narragansett/Ridgeland

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