Elgin station (Illinois)

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Elgin
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Location109 West Chicago Street
Elgin, Illinois 60120
Coordinates42°02′10″N 88°17′10″W / 42.0362°N 88.2861°W / 42.0362; -88.2861Coordinates: 42°02′10″N 88°17′10″W / 42.0362°N 88.2861°W / 42.0362; -88.2861
Owned byCity of Elgin
Platforms2 side platforms (one platform acts like an island platform)
Tracks4 (2 end at the station)
ConnectionsLocal Transit Pace Buses
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneH
History
Opened1947
Services
Preceding station Metramlogo.svg Metra Following station
Big Timber Road
Terminus
Milwaukee District / West National Street
Former/Future services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Huntley
toward Rockford
Black Hawk
Proposed
Chicago
Terminus
Preceding station Milwaukee Road Following station
Almora
towards Omaha
Omaha – Chicago Western Avenue
towards Chicago
Terminus Suburban Service National Street
towards Chicago

Elgin is one of three stations on Metra's Milwaukee District/West in Elgin, Illinois. The station is 36.6 miles (58.9 km) away from Union Station, the eastern terminus of the line.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Elgin is in zone H. Weekend trains on the Milwaukee District West terminate here.

The station was built by The Milwaukee Road and was a stop on numerous intercity trains, such as the Midwest Hiawatha, Arrow, and Southwest Limited.[2] It was also the terminus station for by more frequent commuter trains to Chicago Union Station, until Metra took over service.[3]

The Elgin Metra station was to also serve as a stop on the revival of Black Hawk Amtrak service between Chicago, Rockford and Dubuque, that was supposed to begin in 2015,[4] but has since been put on hold for further review by IDOT by Governor Bruce Rauner, and it is unknown whether it will proceed.[5] The original proposal for the route was to have a station in South Elgin.

Notable places nearby[edit]

Bus connections[edit]

Pace

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - Milwaukee District/West
  2. ^ Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. June 1941.
  3. ^ "Suburban Service West". Chicago Railfan. The Milwaukee Road. April 28, 1957. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "$223 Million Announced to Restore Chicago to Rockford Amtrak Service". Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  5. ^ "Local Lawmakers Evaluate Amtrak Service to Rockford". www.repbrianstewart.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19.

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