Des Plaines station

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Des Plaines
Des Plaines Metra Station.jpg
Location1501 Miner Street
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
Coordinates42°02′28″N 87°53′12″W / 42.0410°N 87.8866°W / 42.0410; -87.8866Coordinates: 42°02′28″N 87°53′12″W / 42.0410°N 87.8866°W / 42.0410; -87.8866
Owned byCity of Des Plaines
Platforms1 side platform
1 island platform
ConnectionsLocal Transit Pace Buses
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneD
Passengers (2014)1,221 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank34 out of 236[1]
Preceding station Metramlogo.svg Metra Following station
toward Harvard or McHenry
Union Pacific / Northwest Dee Road
toward Ogilvie
Former services
Preceding station Chicago and North Western Railway Following station
Barrington Chicago – Minneapolis via Madison Park Ridge
toward Chicago
Cumberland Wisconsin Division Dee Road
toward Chicago

Des Plaines is one of two commuter railroad stations on Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest line in Des Plaines, Illinois. The station is located at 1501 Miner Street (US 14), and lies 16.7 miles (26.9 km) from the Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago.[2] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Des Plaines is in zone D.

Parking is mostly available along the streets on either side of the tracks. Primarily this includes Miner Street between southeast of Perry Street and west of Des Plaines River Road. Other parking areas exist along Ellinwood Street between Pearson Street and Des Plaines River Road east of the Des Plaines Public Library, a lot on Webford Avenue off of Graceland Avenue (Southbound US 12-45), and on Prairie Avenue east of Pearson Street.

One train running outbound from Chicago each weekday terminates at Des Plaines.[3]

Bus connections[edit]


  • 208 Golf Road
  • 209 Busse Highway (weekdays only)
  • 226 Oakton Street (weekdays only)
  • 230 South Des Plaines (weekdays only)
  • 234 Wheeling/Des Plaines (weekdays only)
  • 250 Dempster Street
  • 619 Des Plaines Station/Willow Rd. Corridor (weekday rush hours only)


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2016-04-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION". Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-09. Retrieved 2015-06-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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