South Chicago (93rd Street) (Metra station)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Metra logo negative.png
93rd Street South Chicago
93rd StreetSouth Chicago Metra Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 93rd Street near Baltimore Street
South Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°43′37″N 87°32′52″W / 41.7269°N 87.5478°W / 41.7269; -87.5478Coordinates: 41°43′37″N 87°32′52″W / 41.7269°N 87.5478°W / 41.7269; -87.5478
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit CTA Bus
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Parking Yes; Vendors
Other information
Opened 2001
Electrified 1500v DC
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Metra
Fare zone B
Services
Ticket Vending Machines
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District
South Chicago Branch
Terminus

The South Chicago (93rd Street) Metra Electric Line station is located on East 93rd St and South Baltimore Avenue (9300 S, 3300 E) in Chicago's South Chicago neighborhood. The station provides transport services to Chicago's South Chicago, South Deering, Hegewisch, and East Side neighborhoods. The station is located 13.0 miles (20.9 km) southeast of Millennium Station, the line's northern terminus at Randolph/South Water Street in downtown Chicago.

The South Chicago Branch, a 4.7-mile (7.6 km)[1] spur line, was built for the Illinois Central Railroad (IC). The IC operated the South Chicago Branch from startup in 1883 until the line was sold, with the rest of Metra Electric, to the public sector in 1987. The line was electrified in 1926. In 2001, Metra built the 93rd Street terminus as a replacement for the 91st Street (South Chicago) terminal.[1]

This station is the only outbound Metra terminus located within the corporate limits of the city of Chicago. It is 6 blocks south of 87th Street ME South Chicago Branch station. Travel time to Van Buren/Jackson Street station in Downtown Chicago is about 35 minutes.

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • #N5 South Shore Night Bus
  • #26 South Shore Express
  • #30 South Chicago
  • #71 71st/South Shore
  • #87 87th Street
  • #95E 93rd/95th

References[edit]

External links[edit]