Deerfield station

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For the station in Deerfield Beach, Florida, see Deerfield Beach station.
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Deerfield station in October 2015.
Location 860 Deerfield Road
Deerfield, Illinois
Owned by Village of Deerfield
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Pace Buses
Parking On street
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone E
Opened 1872
Rebuilt 1900, 1917
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Fox Lake
Milwaukee District North
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Passenger Depot
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Passenger Depot.JPG
Deerfield station is located in Illinois
Deerfield station
Deerfield station is located in the US
Deerfield station
Location Deerfield, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 42°10′05″N 87°51′00″W / 42.16806°N 87.85000°W / 42.16806; -87.85000Coordinates: 42°10′05″N 87°51′00″W / 42.16806°N 87.85000°W / 42.16806; -87.85000
Built 1917
NRHP Reference # 98000066
Added to NRHP February 5, 1998

Deerfield Station is one of two Metra commuter railroad stations in Deerfield, Illinois, along the Milwaukee District/North Line. It is located at 860 Deerfield Road, 2 blocks west of Illinois State Route 43, is 24.2 miles (38.9 km) away from Union Station, the southern terminus of the line,[1] and many trains on the line only run as far as Deerfield. The station serves commuters between Union Station and Fox Lake, Illinois. The current station originally served the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad.

Deerfield station was originally built as the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Passenger Depot in 1872 on what is currently the site of 35 Central Avenue.[citation needed] A boxcar was used as a temporary station while the permanent one was being built. It was rebuilt at its present location in 1900. A pedestrian underpass was built at the station in 1913 and it was rebuilt again after a fire in 1917.[2][3]

Deerfield station became nationally famous in 1979, when Deerfield village officials created a "No-Kissing Zone" at the station in response to complaints about traffic jams caused by couples taking too long to kiss their goodbyes at the drop-off point. The "No-Kissing" signs (patterned after international traffic signs) attracted national attention and were featured in Time Magazine and ABC's AM America (precursor to Good Morning America). A Deerfield family appearing on the game show Family Feud presented Richard Dawson with replica pins of the signs. Despite this restriction, the station is shown in the 1983 Paul Brickman film Risky Business. The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 5, 1998.[4]

Bus connections[edit]


  • 471 Highland Park/Deerfield[5]
  • 576 Deerfield Metra to Buffalo Grove/Lincolnshire[5]
  • 632 Lake Cook Shuttle Bug 2[5]


External links[edit]

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