Brookfield (Metra station)
|Address||8858 Burlington Avenue
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Brookfield is one of three stations on Metra's BNSF Railway Line in Brookfield, Illinois. The station is 12.3 miles (19.8 km) from Union Station, the east end of the line. In Metra's zone-based fare system, Brookfield is in zone C. A staffed station is on the south side of the three tracks.
Brookfield Station was originally built in 1889 as Grossdale Station, when Samuel Eberly Gross, a Chicago lawyer, began selling building lots platted from farms and woodlands he had acquired along both sides of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad line. Brookfield itself was originally known as "Grossdale," and the station was the first building Gross erected in the new subdivision. In 1981 the original station house was moved across the tracks onto the corner of Brookfield Avenue and Forest Avenue, and now houses the Brookfield Historical Society. The current Brookfield station serves as standard commuter railroad station, while the old Grossdale Station has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1982.
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