59th Street/University of Chicago station

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59th Street/University of Chicago
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The platforms of the Metra electric station at 59th Street and University of Chicago.
Location 59th & Harper Streets
Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°47′16″N 87°35′20″W / 41.7877°N 87.5888°W / 41.7877; -87.5888Coordinates: 41°47′16″N 87°35′20″W / 41.7877°N 87.5888°W / 41.7877; -87.5888
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections CTA Bus
Other information
Fare zone B
History
Previous names South Park, 59th Street-Stony Island
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District

59th Street/University of Chicago is a railway station serves the Metra Electric Line in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The station is on 59th street, originally the University of Chicago's southern border, and the Midway Plaisance. Trains run between Millennium Station downtown and University Park, Blue Island, and the Chicago's neighborhood of South Chicago, the three southern branches. Before the 57th Street Station to the immediate north was rebuilt into a major station in 2002, all express trains served 59th Street and the station had a staffed ticket window.

The majority of University of Chicago and Hyde Park traffic is now served by the 57th Street Station; only some express trains stop at 59th Street. It is more dilapidated than the modern 57th street station and there have been discussions to demolish it.[citation needed] These plans were confirmed in December 2015 when Metra announced its plan to close the 59th Street station and further add service to the 55th-56th-57th Street station. These plans also included adding ticket agents at 55th-56th-57th Street, Homewood, Flossmoor, and University Park.[citation needed]

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • 2 Hyde Park Express
  • 6 Jackson Park Express
  • 15 Jeffery Local
  • 28 Stony Island

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