Evanston Main Street (Metra station)
|Location||600 Main Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202
|Owned by||Union Pacific|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
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Evanston Main Street is the southernmost of the three commuter railroad stations in Evanston, Illinois, USA. It is served solely by Metra's Union Pacific/North trains, which go south to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago and as far north as Kenosha, Wisconsin. Travel time to Ogilvie is typically 23 minutes, but can be as high as 26 minutes during rush hour. In Metra's zone-based fare system, the station is in zone C. The station does not contain a ticket agent booth; passengers must purchase their tickets on board the train.
The station is located on Main Street between Chicago Avenue and Custer Avenue, with CTA's Main station immediately to the east. It is one of two Metra stations in Evanston to provide direct transfers to the CTA rail system, the other being the Davis Street station. The neighboring area contains multi-story apartment buildings and the Main Street Station Shopping District.
Main Street station also houses a cultural center known as Evanston Arts Depot, which houses the offices of the Custer's Last Stand festival and has performance space for Piccolo Theatre.
Bus and rail connections
- #205 Chicago/Golf
- Metra—Evanston Main Street
- Piccolo Theatre
- Custer Fair
- Main Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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