Belmont station (Metra)

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Belmont
Belmont Station - September 2016.jpg
The station at Belmont in September 2016.
Location5000 Belmont Road
Belmont, Illinois
Coordinates41°47′43″N 88°02′17″W / 41.7952°N 88.0381°W / 41.7952; -88.0381Coordinates: 41°47′43″N 88°02′17″W / 41.7952°N 88.0381°W / 41.7952; -88.0381
Owned byMetra
Line(s)BNSF Chicago Subdivision
Platforms2 side platforms (1 island platform demolished)
Tracks3
ConnectionsPace Buses
Grove Commuter Shuttle
Construction
ParkingYes; Vendors
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneE
History
Opened1996
Rebuilt2010-2012
Traffic
Passengers (2014)1,325 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank25 out of 236[2]
Services
Preceding station Metra Following station
Lisle
toward Aurora
BNSF Railway Downers Grove Main Street

Belmont is one of three railroad stations on Chicago Metra's BNSF Railway Line in the unincorporated area of Belmont, Illinois. The station is on Belmont Road 22.9 miles (36.9 km) from Union Station, the east end of the line.[3]

Like Downers Grove Main Street Belmont has connections to both Pace Buses, and the Village's own Grove Commuter Shuttle. Unlike the stations at Main Street and Fairview Avenue however, Belmont has parking vendors.

The station underwent major renovations in the late 2000s. In order to reduce level crossing accidents, an underpass was installed. Belmont Road was re-routed underneath the tracks. Demolition began in late 2008, construction started in 2010, and the new underpass and pedestrian tunnel opened in 2012. The $60 million project was funded by Metra, BNSF, DuPage County, and the State of Illinois.[4]

Many trains during the weekday rush hours skip this station. In addition, all weekend trains stop here.

Bus connections[edit]

Pace Bus

  • 821 Woodridge-Belmont

Grove Commuter Shuttle

  • West Route

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2016-04-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2016-04-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - BNSF Railway Line
  4. ^ Rhodes, Dawn (24 October 2012). "New Downers Grove rail crossing safe, efficient, officials say". Chicago Tribune.

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