Clybourn station

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Clybourn
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UP/North Line at Clybourn
Location 2001 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Coordinates 2000 N 1600 W
Owned by Union Pacific
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms, 1 side platform
Tracks 5
Connections Local Transit Chicago Transit Authority
Construction
Structure type Separate platforms
Platform levels Elevated
Parking Yes; Mostly street-side
Bicycle facilities Park on Ashland
Disabled access No
Other information
Station code 60639
Fare zone A
History
Opened 1900[1][2]
Electrified No
Previous names Clybourn Junction
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Kenosha
Union Pacific North
Terminus
toward Harvard or McHenry
Union Pacific Northwest

Clybourn is a railroad station in Chicago serving Metra's Union Pacific/North Line and Union Pacific/Northwest Line.[3] It is located at 2001 North Ashland Avenue (at West Armitage Avenue)[3] and is the first station north of Ogilvie Transportation Center. Clybourn is located at Clybourn Junction, where the Union Pacific/North Line and Union Pacific/Northwest Line separate. Clybourn Junction was named for its location near Clybourn Place, the home of the Clybourn family, early settlers in the Chicago area.[2] Clybourn is situated between the Bucktown and DePaul neighborhoods, several miles north of downtown Chicago. In Metra's zone-based fare schedule, Clybourn is in zone A.

North Line and Northwest Line trains stop on separate platforms, between which is a small parking lot. The busy Kennedy Expressway passes to the west of the station and the north branch of the Chicago River is several blocks to the east. There is no ticket agent booth at the station; passengers must buy tickets on the train after boarding.

The station is in a mostly industrial neighborhood, though it is served by Chicago Transit Authority buses. On January 2, 2007, the CTA also introduced weekday rush hour service on route 132 (Goose Island Express), with buses that go from Clybourn station to the Chicago Loop via Goose Island and West Loop.

The vast majority of trains that pass through the station make a scheduled stop there. As of 2013, all 35 weekday inbound trains and 31 of 35 weekday outbound trains on the North Line stop at Clybourn Station. All 32 weekday inbound Northwest Line trains stop at Clybourn, as do 29 out of 32 weekday outbound trains. In addition, all weekend trains on both lines stop at Clybourn.

From Clybourn station, it is possible to take a train as far north as Kenosha, Wisconsin and as far west as Harvard, Illinois.

Clybourn is 3.5 miles from Ogilvie Transportation Center and 69.2 miles to Harvard.

CTA Bus Connections[edit]

  • 9 Ashland
  • 73 Armitage
  • 132 Goose Island Express [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicago & Northwestern Station at Clybourn". The Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader. 28: 859. 1899-11-17. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  2. ^ a b Currey, Josiah Seymour (1912). Chicago: Its History and Its Builders. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 127–8 & 271. 
  3. ^ a b c "Clybourn". Metra. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 

Coordinates: 41°55′02″N 87°40′06″W / 41.91716°N 87.66824°W / 41.91716; -87.66824