18th Street station (Illinois)

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18th Street
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The 18th Street station in October 2015.
Location18th Street near Calumet Avenue
Near South Side, Chicago, IL
Coordinates41°51′28″N 87°37′05″W / 41.85790°N 87.61792°W / 41.85790; -87.61792Coordinates: 41°51′28″N 87°37′05″W / 41.85790°N 87.61792°W / 41.85790; -87.61792
Owned byMETRA
Line(s)University Park Sub District
Platforms1 island platform
Other information
Fare zoneA
Preceding station Metramlogo.svg Metra Following station
Museum Campus/11th Street Metra Electric District McCormick Place
Former services
Preceding station Illinois Central Railroad Following station
23rd Street Electric Suburban Roosevelt Road

18th Street station is a commuter rail station on the Near South Side of Chicago, at 18th Street near Calumet Avenue. It serves the Metra Electric Line north to Millennium Station and south to University Park, Blue Island, and South Chicago. For many Metra Electric trains, this is a flag stop, and the train will only stop there if specifically requested by a passenger.[1]

The station is also occasionally served by trains of the South Shore Line to Gary and South Bend, Indiana, on an exceptional basis for Chicago Bears home games during football season.

The station was originally built by the Illinois Central Railroad (ICRR). The railroad was first built in 1907.


  1. ^ "Metra Electric: Chicago to University Park" (PDF). Metra. 2013-05-05. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2013-05-13.

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