Kenosha (Metra station)
|Location||5414 13th Avenue
|Owned by||Union Pacific|
|Platforms||1 island platform, 1 side platform|
|Passengers (2014)||358 (avg. weekday)|
|Rank||130 out of 236|
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.
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.
- Metra - Kenosha station
- Kenosha and its train station - 150 years of mutual gain continue (TrainWeb)
- Station House from Google Maps Street View
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