Evanston Davis Street station

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Davis Street
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Location 901 Davis Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Owned by Union Pacific
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Pace and CTA Buses
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone C
Opened 1910[citation needed]
Rebuilt 1978
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Kenosha
Union Pacific North
toward Ogilvie
Chicago "L"
toward Linden
Purple Line
Transfer at: Davis
toward Howard or The Loop

Evanston Davis Street, also called simply Evanston, is a commuter railroad station in downtown Evanston, Illinois, USA. It is served solely by Metra's Union Pacific/North Line with trains going south to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago and as far north as Kenosha, Wisconsin. In Metra's zone-based fare system, Davis Street is in zone C. The station is next to the Davis station of the Chicago Transit Authority's Purple Line, where numerous CTA and Pace buses also stop. Between the two stations is 909 Davis Street, a six-story building, with a kiss-and-ride loop for car drop-off.

Davis Street station, at Davis Street and Maple Avenue, has two elevated platforms. Northbound trains stop at the west platform and southbound trains stop at the east platform. The ticket agent's office is on the east platform. At ground level, there is a restaurant called Chef's Station.[1] Just to the east of the Davis CTA station is the 12-story Sherman Avenue Garage.

This is the closest Metra station to most of the buildings on Northwestern University's Evanston campus, with the notable exception of Ryan Field, which is closer to the Central Street station.


The Davis Street Metra station is only steps west of the CTA station and, together with that station, forms a transportation center allowing easy transfer from one system to the other, there is also a covered pedestrian walkway. In 2024, another long pedestrian bridge is being built at the Davis Street Metra and CTA stations, but it is south of the station.


CTA Purple Line


CTA Buses

  • #93 California/Dodge
  • #201 Central/Ridge
  • #205 Chicago/Golf

Pace Buses

  • #208 Golf Road
  • #213 Green Bay Road
  • #250 Dempster Street



  1. ^ "Chef's Station - Evanston, IL 60201 / Metromix Chicago". Retrieved 2008-12-17. 

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Media related to Evanston Davis Street (Metra) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 42°02′53″N 87°41′05″W / 42.047962°N 87.684682°W / 42.047962; -87.684682