Bartlett station (Illinois)

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Bartlett
Location Oak Avenue and Railroad Avenue
Bartlett, IL
Coordinates 41°59′32″N 88°11′02″W / 41.9921°N 88.1838°W / 41.9921; -88.1838Coordinates: 41°59′32″N 88°11′02″W / 41.9921°N 88.1838°W / 41.9921; -88.1838
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone F
History
Opened 1873
Rebuilt 2004-2007
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Milwaukee District West

Bartlett is a commuter railroad station in Bartlett, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. The station is 30.1 miles (48.4 km) away from Union Station, the eastern terminus of the line.[1] It is served by Metra's Milwaukee District/West Line, with service to Union Station in downtown Chicago, and northwest to Elgin. Travel time to Union Station ranges from 51 minutes to 1 hour, 11 minutes, with faster times on peak trains. There are 24 weekday inbound trains, 12 Saturday inbound trains, and nine trains on Sunday to Chicago.

The station is at South Oak Avenue and West Bartlett Avenue in downtown Bartlett.

History[edit]

The depot in Bartlett was built in 1873.[2] It was the last remaining original depot left along what used to be the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. As of 1998, Bartlett station had a weekday ridership of about 1,200.[3] Bartlett station was rebuilt by Metra between 2004 and opened on December 11, 2007. The original station house is in the process of being converted into a local railroad museum.

Status[edit]

Eastbound trains stop at the new station, which only has a southern platform. Westbound trains stop across from the old station, which now only has a northern platform. The new station's platform only has one pedestrian crossing on the far west side.

Parking has been expanded with the installation of the new station. However, since the trains do not drop off and pick up in the same spot, commuters generally have a moderate walk one direction or another.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - Milwaukee District/West
  2. ^ Sharos, David (6 September 1998). "Riding the rails to progress: Trains, and station, were an integral part of Bartlett's growth". Chicago Tribune. p. NW-1. 
  3. ^ Sharos, David (13 May 1998). "Depot's birthday bash gains steam". Chicago Tribune. p. D3. 

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