Olympia Fields (Metra station)

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Olympia Fields
Location 203rd Street, 2 block
east of Kedzie Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
Coordinates 41°31′14″N 87°41′26″W / 41.520592°N 87.690439°W / 41.520592; -87.690439Coordinates: 41°31′14″N 87°41′26″W / 41.520592°N 87.690439°W / 41.520592; -87.690439
Owned by Metra
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2 tracks
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Parking Yes
Other information
Fare zone F
History
Opened 1856
Electrified 1926
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District
Main Line

Olympia Fields is a station on Metra's Metra Electric Line located in Olympia Fields, Illinois. The station is located on 203rd Street two blocks east of Kedzie Avenue and is adjacent to the Olympia Fields Country Club. Olympia Fields is 26.56 miles (42.74 km) from Millennium Station, the northern terminus of the Metra Electric Line.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Olympia Fields is located in zone F.

The station is on a solid-fill elevated structure and consists of one island platform which serves the Metra Electric Line's two tracks. The right-of-way also carries three Amtrak lines, the City of New Orleans, Illini and Saluki. Although the tracks are on an elevated fill, it is only high enough for a pedestrian underpass to the Olympia Fields Country Club. 203rd Street is a dead end street at the station. None of the Amtrak trains stop here. There is no ticket agent at Olympia Fields, but tickets may be purchased from a vending machine in the waiting room.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metra Railfan Tips - Metra Electric Line". Web.me.com. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 

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