Fox River Grove station

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Fox River Grove
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The Fox River Grove station in November 2016.
Location 4015 North Northwest Highway
Fox River Grove, Illinois
Coordinates 42°11′52″N 88°13′10″W / 42.1979°N 88.2194°W / 42.1979; -88.2194Coordinates: 42°11′52″N 88°13′10″W / 42.1979°N 88.2194°W / 42.1979; -88.2194
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Enclosed Shelter
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone H
History
Opened 1959
Rebuilt 2013[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 410 (avg. weekday)[2]
Rank 123 out of 236[3]
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Harvard or McHenry
Union Pacific Northwest
toward Ogilvie

Fox River Grove Station is a commuter railroad station along Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest Line in Fox River Grove, Illinois. It is located at 4015 North Northwest Highway (US 14) and Lincoln Avenue, and lies 37 miles (59.5 km) from the Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago.[4] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Fox River Grove is in zone H.

The station house is an unmanned modestly decorative shelter that's open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Parking is available on both sides of the tracks and on both sides of Lincoln Avenue. On the north side, there are small on-side parking lots between the tracks and the south side of North Northwest Highway. On the south side, much larger parking lots exist on Lincoln Avenue. The southeast parking lot is also accessible to Algonquin Road.

Fox River Grove underwent a complete rebuild, that extended platforms to 640 ft, (enough for an 8-car train), 2 new passenger shelters, bathroom facilities, repaved parking lot and improved lighting. The total price was $3.5 million, of which $1.2 million came from Union Pacific. The project was completed in the fall of 2013.[5]

Accidents[edit]

The vicinity of Fox River Grove Station was the site of an October 25, 1995, collision on Algonquin Road involving a Metra train and a school bus, that resulted in the death of seven students. The school bus was caught between the railroad tracks and the intersection with US 14, resulting in the accident.

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