Franklin Park station
|Location||3148 Rose Street
Franklin Park, Illinois
|Owned by||Village of Franklin Park|
|Platforms||1 side platform, 1 island platform|
Franklin Park is a station on Metra's Milwaukee District/West in Franklin Park, Illinois. The station is 13.2 miles (21.2 km) away from Union Station, the eastern terminus of the line. In Metra's zone-based fare system, Franklin Park is in zone C. When the Black Hawk Amtrak service starts, Franklin Park will serve as a stop along with Elgin and Bensenville.
Franklin Park is a centerpiece of the Milwaukee District/West Line. Located adjacent to the CP Bensenville yard, the station sees a large volume of freight traffic, and many trains on the MD-W line run express to and from this station. With three tracks used by Metra and two others for freight, as well as frequent Metra and freight action, Franklin Park and its smaller cousins Belmont Avenue and Mannheim are a favorite of railfans. The annual Railroad Daze festival is held at this station, and is a festival catered to railfans and celebrates the railroad's role in Franklin Park's history.
Franklin Park Station is the last station along the MD-W line to use three tracks.
- "Route 303 – Forest Park/Rosemont". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.
- "Route 319 – Grand Avenue". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.
- Railroad History of Franklin Park
- Station from 25th Avenue from Google Maps Street View
- Station from Calwanger Street from Google Maps Street View
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