Glenview station

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Glenview, IL
Glenview Railroad Station.jpg
Location1116 Depot Street
Glenview, Illinois 60025
United States
Coordinates42°04′30″N 87°48′21″W / 42.0751°N 87.8057°W / 42.0751; -87.8057Coordinates: 42°04′30″N 87°48′21″W / 42.0751°N 87.8057°W / 42.0751; -87.8057
Owned byMetra
Line(s)Metra/Soo Line (CP)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Pace Buses
Construction
ParkingYes; free after 10
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGLN
Fare zoneD (Metra)
History
OpenedMarch 1995
Traffic
Passengers (2015)58,141[1]Decrease 1.3% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Milwaukee
toward Seattle or Portland
Empire Builder Chicago
Terminus
Sturtevant
toward Milwaukee
Hiawatha Service
Preceding station Metramlogo.svg Metra Following station
North Glenview
toward Fox Lake
Milwaukee District / North Golf
Former services
Preceding station The Milwaukee Road Following station
North Glenview
towards Seattle or Tacoma
Main Line Golf
towards Chicago

Glenview is a Metra commuter rail and Amtrak intercity rail station in Glenview, Illinois, United States, north of Chicago. The facility opened in March 1995 as a replacement for a since-demolished 1950s era station.[2] The new station, designed by Legat Architects of Waukegan, cost approximately $3 million and was funded from a number of sources, including Metra, the Illinois Department of Transportation, Amtrak and the village of Glenview.[3]

On Metra, the station is located on the Milwaukee District North Line that runs between Chicago Union Station and Fox Lake, Illinois. On Amtrak, the station is located on two lines, the Hiawatha that runs between Chicago Union Station and Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Empire Builder that operates between Chicago, Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. It also served the short-lived Lake Country Limited which ran between Chicago and Janesville, Wisconsin between April 15, 2000, and September 23, 2001. Frequent, daily service is provided on both the Milwaukee District North Line and the Hiawatha, while the Empire Builder provides once-a-day service. Passengers traveling between Glenview and Chicago or Glenview and Milwaukee are not permitted to board or disembark on the Empire Builder at Glenview, due to the availability of the more frequent Metra and Amtrak Hiawatha service.

It is proposed that the Amtrak service would shift one stop north to North Glenview. This move would eliminate lengthy stops which block traffic on Glenview Road. This move would involve reconstruction of the North Glenview station to handle the additional traffic, and depends on commitments from Glenview, the Illinois General Assembly and Metra.[4]

Bus connections[edit]

Pace

  • 210 Lincoln Avenue (weekdays only)
  • 422 Linden CTA/Glenview/Northbrook Court (weekdays only)
  • 423 Linden CTA/The Glen/Harlem CTA (weekdays only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Illinois" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  2. ^ Sulski, Jim (April 9, 1995). "New $3 million depot - Glenview station project means starting over". Chicago Tribune.
  3. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 21, 2013.
  4. ^ Stiefel, Lynne (November 10, 2009). "Amtrak move to North Glenview station seen". Pioneer Press. Archived from the original on November 14, 2009. Retrieved November 10, 2009. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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