Kenosha (Metra station)

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Location 5414 13th Avenue
Kenosha, WI
Coordinates 42°35′09″N 87°49′33″W / 42.5859°N 87.8258°W / 42.5859; -87.8258Coordinates: 42°35′09″N 87°49′33″W / 42.5859°N 87.8258°W / 42.5859; -87.8258
Owned by Union Pacific
Platforms 1 island platform, 1 side platform
Tracks 4
Connections BSicon PCC.svg Kenosha Streetcar
Platform levels Elevated
Parking Parking Lot
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone K
Opened 1855
Rebuilt 2004-2006
Electrified No
Passengers (2014) 358 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank 130 out of 236[2]
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Terminus Union Pacific North
toward Ogilvie

Kenosha is a railroad station in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States served by Metra's Union Pacific/North Line. It is the northern terminus of the line, which runs south to the Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago, Illinois. Kenosha is the only Metra station in Wisconsin. Because it is located outside Metra service area, the service to the station is partially subsidized by the city of Kenosha. It is the northernmost station of the entire Metra system, making it the most northern station in the entire RTA complex.

The station was originally opened in 1855 by the Chicago & Milwaukee Railroad and then it was acquired by the CN&W in 1881, the last intercity passenger train stopped in Kenosha in 1971. Since then it has only been used for commuter services by the CN&W, then Metra in 1984. A small coach yard is adjacent to the railroad station and is used to store extra trains when they are not in service.

It is currently is the only passenger station in Kenosha County, since Amtrak's closest station is in Sturtevant.

The Kenosha station used to be owned by the Chicago and Northwestern and served many trains in its day like the Twin Cities 400, Flambeau 400, Shoreland 400, Valley 400, and Peninsula 400.

The station is linked to Kenosha's streetcar system, which stops on the far side of the station's parking lot.

Though Kenosha Station pre-dates the Civil War, it was restored in the period between 2004 and 2006. Metra does not have a ticket office there, and the waiting room currently serves as dining area for a fast food restaurant.

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