Downers Grove Main Street station

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Downers Grove Main Street
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Location5001 Main Street
Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.
Coordinates41°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 byVillage of Downers Grove
Line(s)BNSF Chicago Subdivision
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
ConnectionsPace
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneE
History
Opened1911
Traffic
Passengers (2014)2,473 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank3 out of 236[2]
Services
Preceding station Metra Following station
Belmont
toward Aurora
BNSF Railway Fairview Avenue
Former services
Preceding station   Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad   Following station
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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e RTAMS - Rail Station: Main Street (Downers Grove)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2016-04-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - BNSF Railway Line
  4. ^ Village of Downers Grove - Commuter Shuttle
  5. ^ http://www.downers.us/public/docs/Construction%20Updates/Downers%20GrovePR%20(4).pdf

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