Harvey station (Illinois)

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Harvey
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Location Park Avenue & 154th Street
Harvey, Illinois
Coordinates 41°36′31″N 87°38′37″W / 41.6086°N 87.6437°W / 41.6086; -87.6437Coordinates: 41°36′31″N 87°38′37″W / 41.6086°N 87.6437°W / 41.6086; -87.6437
Owned by Metra
Line(s)
Platforms 1 Island platform (formerly 2)
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Pace Buses
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes; Bicycle racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone D
History
Opened 1856
Rebuilt 1926, 2001
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District
Main Line
  Former services  
Illinois Central
toward New Orleans
Main Line
toward St. Louis
St. Louis – Chicago
New York Central Railroad
toward Chicago
Chicago – Cincinnati
(Big Four Railroad)
toward Cincinnati

Harvey is one of two Metra Electric commuter rail stations along the line's Main Branch in Harvey, Illinois. The station is located at Park Avenue and 154th Street, and is 20 miles (32 km) away from the northern terminus at Millennium Station.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Harvey is in zone D.

Compared to most stations along the Metra Electric line, including Harvey's other station at 147th Street, Harvey is quite grand in its appearance, at least in the vicinity of its given location. The station is located two blocks from City Hall, and next to Pace's Harvey Transportation Center.[2]

Parking is available along Park Avenue and the west side of the tracks between 155th Street and a bridge for a Canadian National Railway line that crosses underneath the Metra Electric Main Branch, as well as the Amtrak line that runs parallel to it, carrying the City of New Orleans, Illini, and Saluki trains. These tracks carried the intercity-trains of the Illinois Central until 1971, and most trains stopped here. It also contains a much larger parking lot on the east side of the tracks surrounded by 155th Street, Commercial Avenue, and 156th Street.

Bus connections[edit]

Pace Bus connections are made at the adjacent Harvey Transportation Center

Pace

  • 348 Harvey/Riverdale/Blue Island
  • 349 South Western
  • 350 Sibley
  • 352 Halsted
  • 354 Harvey/Oak Forest Loop
  • 356 Harvey/Homewood/Tinley Park
  • 364 159th Street
  • 877 South Suburban Oakbrook Limited (weekday rush hours only)
  • 890 South Suburbs/UPS Hodgkins (Weekday UPS shifts only)

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