211th Street (Lincoln Highway) station

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211th Street (Lincoln Highway)
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A train at 211th Street (Lincoln Highway)
Location 211th Street between Olympian Way & Olympian Circle
Olympia Fields, IL
Coordinates 41°30′22″N 87°41′54″W / 41.5062°N 87.6983°W / 41.5062; -87.6983Coordinates: 41°30′22″N 87°41′54″W / 41.5062°N 87.6983°W / 41.5062; -87.6983
Owned by Metra
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Pace Buses
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone F
History
Rebuilt 2011
Electrified 1926
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District
Main Line

211th Street (Lincoln Highway) is a commuter rail station along the Main Branch of the Metra Electric line in Olympia Fields, Illinois. It is located at 211th Street between Olympian Way and Olympian Circle, and is 27.62 miles (44.45 km) away from the northern terminus at Millennium Station.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, 211th Street Station is in zone F. This station actually straddles three different cities. The northern part of the platform and northern parking lot lies in Olympia Fields, the eastern parking lot in Park Forest, and the western parking lot and bus station in Matteson.

The station is named after both of the names for US 30 in Park Forest; Lincoln Highway, and 211th Street. The only other station to be given two street names in one is 147th Street (Sibley Boulevard). 211th Street is built on elevated tracks near the embankment of a bridge over US 30. This bridge also carries the Amtrak line that runs parallel to it, carrying the City of New Orleans, Illini, and Saluki trains. Parking is available on westbound US 30 between the railroad bridge and Olympian Way, and along eastbound US 30 on the southeast corner of the bridge, which is accessible from Homan Avenue via Indiana Street in Park Forest.

Bus connections[edit]

Pace

  • 357 Lincoln Highway

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metra Electric". Metra Railfan Tips. Archived from the original on September 23, 2011. 

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