Fox Lake station

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Fox Lake
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A Metra F40C locomotive stops at Fox Lake Station
Location Nippersink Boulevard at Grand Avenue
Fox Lake, Illinois
Coordinates 42°23′54″N 88°10′56″W / 42.3984°N 88.1823°W / 42.3984; -88.1823Coordinates: 42°23′54″N 88°10′56″W / 42.3984°N 88.1823°W / 42.3984; -88.1823
Owned by Village of Fox Lake
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Connections Local Transit Pace Buses
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes (Open sheltered bicycle rack)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone J
Opened 1902
Rebuilt 2001
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Terminus Milwaukee District North

Fox Lake is a station on Metra's Milwaukee District/North Line in Fox Lake, Illinois. The station is located on Nippersink Boulevard at Grand Avenue (IL 132), is 49.5 miles (79.7 km) away from Union Station, the southern terminus of the line,[1] and serves commuters between Union Station and Fox Lake, Illinois. A large coach yard is just southeast of the station and has several storage tracks to store extra trains during off-peak hours and on weekends. The station is the northern terminus of the Milwaukee District/North Line. Until 1982 commuter trains continued to Walworth, Wisconsin and until the creation of Amtrak in 1971, inter-city trains like the Varsity and the Sioux, both operated by the Milwaukee Road, connected Fox Lake with Janesville, Madison, and Rapid City.

Station layout[edit]

Fox Lake consists of a single platform serving in-service Metra trains. Two other tracks exist at the station, but they're only used for locomotives that pull out of the yard to switch onto the mainline. A coach yard used to store trains during off-peak hours and overnight is located just east of the station. The tracks north of Fox Lake are owned by Wisconsin and Southern Railroad. The tracks north of Fox Lake see freight traffic only. From 2000 to 2001, Amtrak ran the Lake Country Limited over the WSOR trackage. This service did not stop in Fox Lake and was discontinued due to low ridership and bad conditions of the tracks north of Fox Lake.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 570 Fox Lake-CLC
  • 806 Crystal Lake-Fox Lake


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