Grayland (Metra station)

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Grayland
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Location 3729 North Kilbourn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60641
Coordinates 41°56′56″N 87°44′26″W / 41.9488°N 87.7405°W / 41.9488; -87.7405Coordinates: 41°56′56″N 87°44′26″W / 41.9488°N 87.7405°W / 41.9488; -87.7405
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit CTA Bus
Construction
Structure type Open shelter
Parking Yes
Other information
Fare zone B
History
Opened 1873
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Fox Lake
Milwaukee District North

Grayland Station is a Metra commuter railroad station in the Old Irving Park neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, along the Milwaukee District/North Line. It is located at 3729 North Kilbourn Street, is 8.2 miles (13.2 km) away from Union Station, the southern terminus of the line,[1] and serves commuters between Union Station and Fox Lake, Illinois. In Metra's zone-based fare system, Grayland is in zone B.

The station is an open platform shelter near the Union Pacific Railroad crossing/remote-Tower A-5. Parking is available on Kilbourn Street along the west side of the tracks south of Milwaukee Avenue, and on-street parking is also available on Kilbourn Street along the east side of the tracks north of Milwaukee Avenue.

The station was opened in 1873 to service Grayland, at the time a suburb of Chicago (annexed in 1889) created by subdividing John Gray's farm.[2] Gray deeded the land the already built depot was on to the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad in return for a promise to maintain and service the depot, thus insuring that the inhabitants of Gray's subdivision would have easy transport to Chicago and back.[3]

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • #56 Milwaukee
  • #152 Addison (1 block south at Addison and Milwaukee Ave.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - Milwaukee District/North Line
  2. ^ Chamberlain, Everitt (1874). Chicago and Its Suburbs. Chicago: T. A. Hungerford and Co. p. 445. Retrieved Aug 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Michie, Thomas J. (ed.) (1901). American and English Railroad Cases, vol. 21. Charlottesvile, Va: The Michie Company, Publishers. p. 252. Retrieved Aug 29, 2013. 

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