Vermont Street (Metra station)

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Vermont Street
Blue Island
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Station statistics
Address 2300 West Grove Street
Blue Island, Illinois
Coordinates 41°39′17″N 87°40′40″W / 41.6548°N 87.6778°W / 41.6548; -87.6778Coordinates: 41°39′17″N 87°40′40″W / 41.6548°N 87.6778°W / 41.6548; -87.6778
Line(s)
Connections Pace Bus
Platforms 2
Tracks 4
Parking Yes
Other information
Opened 1868
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone D
Services
Ticket Vending Machines
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Joliet
Rock Island District
Rush hour
Metra Electric
Metra Electric District
Transfer at: Blue Island
Terminus
  Former services  
Rock Island Line
Main Line
toward Chicago

Vermont Street is a station on Metra's Rock Island District, in Blue Island, Illinois, 16.4 miles (26.4 km) from LaSalle Street, the northern terminus of the line.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Vermont Street is in zone D.

The Rock Island service splits to the north of the station; most trains travel north over the Suburban Line, while some rush-hour trains travel north-east. Blue Island Station to the north of Vermont Street is the western terminus of the Blue Island branch of the Metra Electric. Vermont Street Station and Blue Island Station share the same parking facilities and the same bus connections.

Though there are two stations at this location, and trains do not use the same platform areas (or even the same tracks near and at the platforms), nonetheless this station functionally allows riders on the Metra Electric Blue Island Branch to switch to the Rock Island District trains and vice versa with only a very short walk (less than an eighth of a mile).


Tracks[edit]

There are four tracks: two on the main line and two on the Beverly Branch.

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

49A - South Western

Pace

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