Naperville (Amtrak station)

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Naperville
Metra Train at Naperville.jpg
Inbound Metra train arrives at Naperville.
Station statistics
Address 105 East Fourth Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
Coordinates 41°46′47″N 88°08′44″W / 41.7796°N 88.1455°W / 41.7796; -88.1455Coordinates: 41°46′47″N 88°08′44″W / 41.7796°N 88.1455°W / 41.7796; -88.1455
Line(s) Amtrak: Metra:
Connections Local Transit Pace Buses
Local Transit Burlington Trailways
Platforms 2 side platforms (1 island platform demolished)
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened 1910
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code NPV
Owned by City of Naperville, Amtrak, BNSF
Fare zone F (Metra)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 53,135[1] Decrease 2% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr
Terminus
toward Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward Quincy
Illinois Zephyr
toward Chicago
Metra
toward Aurora
BNSF Railway
  Former services  
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
toward Minneapolis
Minneapolis – St. Paul Line
Location
Location of the Naperville Amtrak Station.
Location of the Naperville Amtrak Station.
Location within Illinois

The Naperville Amtrak/Metra station is a train station in Naperville, Illinois, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. Amtrak trains stopping at the Naperville station include the California Zephyr, Illinois Zephyr, Carl Sandburg and Southwest Chief. It is also one of two stations in Naperville that serves Metra's BNSF Railway commuter line, and an abundance of Pace bus routes. Naperville Station was originally built in 1910 by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.[2] On April 26, 1946, the station was the site of a collision between the CB&Q's Exposition Flyer and Advance Flyer.

About 4,100 people board Metra trains at the Naperville station daily.[3] The station serves roughly 53,000 Amtrak passengers annually.[4]

Trails & Rails program[edit]

On certain days of the week, volunteer rangers with the National Park Service provide commentary for train passengers between Chicago, Illinois and La Plata, Missouri on the Southwest Chief. This interpretive program is free of charge for all coach and sleeping car passengers and is presented in the upper level of Amtrak's Sightseer Lounge Car. Volunteers tell passengers about the natural and historical features of Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. This program typically takes place during two round-trips per week during the busy summer and winter holiday travel periods. Texas A&M University and the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation in La Plata, MO serve as additional local sponsors. More information and a current schedule can be found at the link below: http://www.nps.gov/findapark/trailsandrails/index.htm.

Bus connections[edit]

Pace

  • #530 West Galena–Westfield Shoppingtown Fox Valley Center–Naperville
  • #676 Cress Creek
  • #677 Naperville–West Glens
  • #678 Naperville–Carriage Hill
  • #680 Naperville–Knoch Knolls
  • #681 Naperville–Saybrook
  • #682 Naperville–Brookdale
  • #683 Naperville–Ashbury
  • #684 Naperville–Maplebrook
  • #685 Naperville–West Wind Estates
  • #686 Naperville–Old Farm
  • #687 Naperville–Farmstead
  • #688 Naperville–Huntington
  • #689 Naperville–Hobson Village
  • #714 College of DuPage–Naperville–Wheaton Connector
  • #781 North Naperville Office Complexes

Burlington Trailways

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Naperville (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons