Evanston Main Street station

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Main Street
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Location600 Main Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202
Owned byUnion Pacific
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsLocal Transit CTA Buses
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneC
Opened1910[citation needed]
Preceding station Metra Following station
Evanston Davis Street
toward Kenosha
Union Pacific / North Rogers Park
toward Ogilvie
Former services
Preceding station Chicago and North Western Railway Following station
Dempster Street
toward Milwaukee
Milwaukee Division Calvary
toward Chicago

Evanston Main Street is the southernmost of the three commuter railroad stations in Evanston, Illinois, United States. 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[edit]

CTA Purple Line

CTA Buses

  • 206 Evanston Circulator (school days only)


  • 213 Green Bay Road (Monday–Saturday only)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°02′00″N 87°40′48″W / 42.033412°N 87.680001°W / 42.033412; -87.680001