College Avenue station (Illinois)

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College Avenue
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Location303 N. President Street
Wheaton, Illinois
Coordinates41°52′07″N 88°05′25″W / 41.8685°N 88.0903°W / 41.8685; -88.0903Coordinates: 41°52′07″N 88°05′25″W / 41.8685°N 88.0903°W / 41.8685; -88.0903
Owned byCity of Wheaton
Platforms2 Side platforms
ConnectionsLocal Transit Pace bus
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneE
Opened1971[citation needed]
Rebuilt2003[citation needed]
20181,059 (average weekday)[1]Increase 15.4%
Rank47 out of 236[1]
Preceding station Metramlogo.svg Metra Following station
toward Elburn
Union Pacific / West Glen Ellyn
toward Ogilvie
Former services
Preceding station Chicago and North Western Railway Following station
toward Geneva
Galena Division Glen Ellyn
toward Chicago
Preceding station Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad Following station
Services at adjacent College Avenue station
Main Line Glen Ellyn
toward Chicago

College Avenue is one of the two stations on Metra's Union Pacific/West Line located in Wheaton, Illinois. The station is located at 303 N. President Street in Wheaton, and lies next to Wheaton College. The station is located 23.8 miles (38.3 km) away from Ogilvie Transportation Center, the eastern terminus of the West Line.[2] In Metra's zone-based fare system, College Avenue is in zone E. As of 2018, College Avenue is the 47th busiest of the 236 non-downtown stations in the Metra system, with an average of 1,059 weekday boardings.[1]

College Avenue station is located at ground level and consists of two side platforms. Three tracks run between the platforms, though one does not access the station. There is a station house next to the inbound (north) track, which is open 24 hours. Tickets are available at the station house on weekdays. The Illinois Prairie Path runs along the south edge of the complex.

Bus connections[edit]


  • "Route 714 – College of DuPage/Naperville/Wheaton Connector". Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.


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