Downers Grove Main Street station

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Downers Grove Main Street
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Location 5001 Main Street
Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.
Coordinates 41°47′43″N 88°00′36″W / 41.7954°N 88.0099°W / 41.7954; -88.0099Coordinates: 41°47′43″N 88°00′36″W / 41.7954°N 88.0099°W / 41.7954; -88.0099
Owned by Village of Downers Grove
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Connections Pace
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone E
Opened 1911
Passengers (2014) 2,473 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank 3 out of 236[2]
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Aurora
BNSF Railway
  Former services  
Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad
toward Denver
Main Line

Downers Grove Main Street (also known as Downers Grove or Main Street) is one of three railroad stations on Metra's BNSF Railway Line in Downers Grove, Illinois, United States. The station is at Main Street, 21.1 miles (34.0 km) from Union Station, the east end of the line.[3] The local police department is nearby. Parking lots are managed by the Village of Downers Grove.

It is the third-busiest Metra station outside of Downtown Chicago, only behind Naperville (second-busiest) and Route 59 (busiest).

The station has connections to multiple Pace Buses, including the Commuter Shuttle lines.[4]

This station was the site of the 1947 Zephyr train wreck that killed 3 and injured more than 30.

The station is currently undergoing a $1.1 million platform replacement project, due for completion in July 2015.[5]

Many trains on the BNSF run express to or from Downers Grove. This is common during the morning and evening rush hours, in an effort to get passengers to the busier stations quicker.

Bus connections[edit]

Pace Bus

  • 461 North Downers Grove[1]
  • 462 Southwest Downers Grove[1]
  • 463 Southeast Downers Grove[1]
  • 834 Joliet/Downers Grove[1]


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