Brookfield station (Illinois)

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The platforms of the Brookfield station in September 2016.
Location 8858 Burlington Avenue
Brookfield, Illinois
Coordinates 41°49′19″N 87°50′36″W / 41.8220°N 87.8432°W / 41.8220; -87.8432Coordinates: 41°49′19″N 87°50′36″W / 41.8220°N 87.8432°W / 41.8220; -87.8432
Owned by Village of Brookfield
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Connections Pace Bus
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Bicycle racks at Burlington and Forest Avenues
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone C
Opened 1889
Rebuilt 1981
Previous names Grossdale (1889-1905)
Passengers (2014) 607 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank 85 out of 236[2]
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Aurora
BNSF Railway

Brookfield is one of three stations on Metra's BNSF Railway Line in Brookfield, Illinois. The station is 12.3 miles (19.8 km) from Union Station, the east end of the line.[3] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Brookfield is in zone C. A staffed station is on the south side of the three tracks.


The old Brookfield Station, now a museum.

Brookfield Station was originally built in 1889 as Grossdale Station, when Samuel Eberly Gross, a Chicago lawyer, began selling building lots platted from farms and woodlands he had acquired along both sides of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad line. Brookfield itself was originally known as "Grossdale," and the station was the first building Gross erected in the new subdivision. In 1981 the original station house was moved across the tracks onto the corner of Brookfield Avenue and Forest Avenue, and now houses the Brookfield Historical Society. The current Brookfield station serves as standard commuter railroad station, while the old Grossdale Station has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1982.[4]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  3. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - BNSF Railway Line
  4. ^ Cook County, Illinois listings at NRHP.COM (Building - #82004912)

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