Big Timber Road station

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Big Timber
Location 2025 Big Timber Road
Elgin, IL
Coordinates 42°03′31″N 88°19′40″W / 42.0587°N 88.3278°W / 42.0587; -88.3278Coordinates: 42°03′31″N 88°19′40″W / 42.0587°N 88.3278°W / 42.0587; -88.3278
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Yes; Vendors
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone H
Opened 1986
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Terminus Milwaukee District West

Big Timber Road is a commuter railroad station in the Kane County portion of Elgin, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. The station is the western terminus of Metra's Milwaukee District/West Line. It is 39.8 miles (64.1 km) away from Chicago Union Station, the eastern terminus of the line.[1] When it opened in 1986, the surrounding area mostly consisted of farmland. Since then, numerous residential subdivisions have been built. Average ridership is about 800.[2]

Big Timber Road presently does not have service on weekends. There are 20 inbound trains a day, Monday through Friday. Travel time to Union Station ranges from 1 hour, 9 minutes to 1 hour, 27 minutes, depending on the train. On weekends, Milwaukee District West line trains terminate at Elgin.


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