Jones/Bronzeville (Metra station)

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35th Street
'Lou' Jones/Bronzeville
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Station statistics
Address 106 West 35th Street
Bronzeville, Chicago, Illinois 60016
Coordinates 41°49′53″N 87°37′46″W / 41.83139°N 87.62944°W / 41.83139; -87.62944Coordinates: 41°49′53″N 87°37′46″W / 41.83139°N 87.62944°W / 41.83139; -87.62944
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2 tracks
Parking yes
Bicycle facilities yes
Other information
Opened April 3, 2011[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by METRA
Fare zone A
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Joliet
Rock Island District
Terminus
Chicago 'L'
toward Howard
Red Line
Transfer at: Sox-35th
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line

Lovana S. "Lou" Jones/Bronzeville,[2] also known as 35th Street Metra Station is a station on Metra's Rock Island District line and a proposed station for Metra's planned SouthEast Service. It is located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. It was named in honor of Lovana Jones who was an Illinois State Representative in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

Metra began construction on the new station in 2009 and it opened on April 3, 2011,[1] after originally being scheduled to open in late 2010.[3] It is located east of U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, and also serves the nearby Illinois Institute of Technology, Shimer College, Chicago Police Headquarters, and De La Salle Institute.[4]

The station is also located roughly 200 feet (61 m) from CTA's Sox–35th Station on the Red Line, in the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway. It is also located within walking distance of the CTA's 35th–Bronzeville–IIT Station on the Green Line.

It is about 3.1 miles (5.0 km) from LaSalle Street Station, the northern terminus of the Rock Island District,[5] and consists of two side platforms with heated shelters that serve two tracks.[6]

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • #24 Wentworth
  • #35 35th Street
  • #39 Pershing

Pace

  • #773 Markham/Tinley Park-US Cellular Field Express
  • #774 Palos Heights/Oak Lawn-US Cellular Field Express
  • #775 Bolingbrook/Burr Ridge-US Cellular Field Express

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