Glencoe (Metra station)

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This article is about the commuter station in Illinois. For the Via Rail station in Ontario, see Glencoe railway station.
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Glencoe Metra Station
Location 724 Green Bay Road
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Pace Buses
Local Transit Chicago Botanical Garden Trolley
Green Bay Bike Trail
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone D
Opened 1891
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Kenosha
Union Pacific North
toward Ogilvie
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot
Glencoe (Metra station) is located in Illinois
Glencoe (Metra station)
Location Glencoe, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 42°08′08″N 87°45′29″W / 42.1356°N 87.7581°W / 42.1356; -87.7581Coordinates: 42°08′08″N 87°45′29″W / 42.1356°N 87.7581°W / 42.1356; -87.7581
Area Less than one acre
Built 1891
Architect Charles Sumner Frost
Architectural style Romanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 91000569[1]
Added to NRHP May 16, 1991

Glencoe Station is a historic commuter railroad station along Metra's Union Pacific/North line in Glencoe, Illinois. It is officially located on 724 Green Bay Road, however it also runs parallel to Old Green Bay Road, both of which intersect with Park Avenue.

Like the Braeside Train Station, Glencoe is in close proximity to the Cook County Forest Preserves' Turnbull Woods, William N. Erickson Preserve, and the Chicago Botanic Garden. Unlike Braeside, Glencoe was built in a partial Romanesque-style for the Chicago and North Western Railway by architect Charles Sumner Frost in 1891. The Green Bay Bike Trail, and the local Veterans Memorial Park are also nearby.

Northbound trains go as far north as Kenosha, Wisconsin, and southbound trains go as far as to Chicago's Ogilvie Transportation Center. The station, which reflects the influence of architectural innovator Henry Hobson Richardson, has been meticulously restored in recent years and in 1991 was determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Actual listing has not taken place because of objection by then owner, the Chicago and NorthWestern Transportation Company, which routinely opposes such listing of its properties.[2]

Bus connections[edit]

Pace Buses

  • #213 - Green Bay Road


  • Chicago Botanical Garden Trolley


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