Highlands (Metra station)

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This article is about a railway station in Hinsdale, Illinois on the BNSF Railway Line. For the railway station in Highland Park, Illinois on the Union Pacific/North Line, see Highland Park (Metra station).
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Station statistics
Address 1/4 mile north of the Intersection of County Line Road & 47th Street
Hinsdale, Illinois
Coordinates 41°48′18″N 87°55′06″W / 41.8051°N 87.9183°W / 41.8051; -87.9183Coordinates: 41°48′18″N 87°55′06″W / 41.8051°N 87.9183°W / 41.8051; -87.9183
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Parking Yes
Other information
Opened 1880
Rebuilt 2010
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone D
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Aurora
BNSF Railway

Highlands Station is one of three commuter railroad station along Metra's BNSF Railway line in Hinsdale, Illinois. The station is 16.3 miles (26.2 km) from Union Station, the east end of the line.[1] While Metra give the address as "1/4 mile north of the Intersection of County Line Road & 47th Street," it is actually opposite the corner of County Line Road and Highland Road. Parking is available at the station, as well as across the tracks on the south side of Hillgrove Avenue between Oak Street and County Line Road.

The station is a small stone-faced shack used only during rush hour and is near Hinsdale Hospital, and three local parks, Highland Park, Veeck Park, and Pierce Park. No buses pass nearby.


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