Hollywood station (Illinois)

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Hollywood (Zoo Stop)
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The platforms of the Hollywood station with their distinctive shelters designed for the Brookfield Zoo.
LocationGolf Road and Hollywood Avenue
Brookfield, Illinois
Coordinates41°49′27″N 87°50′01″W / 41.8242°N 87.8337°W / 41.8242; -87.8337Coordinates: 41°49′27″N 87°50′01″W / 41.8242°N 87.8337°W / 41.8242; -87.8337
Owned byMetra
Line(s)BNSF Chicago Subdivision
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
ConnectionsPace Buses
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneC
History
Opened1893
Rebuilt1976[citation needed]
Traffic
Passengers (2014)95 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank198 out of 236[2]
Services
Preceding station Metra Following station
Brookfield
toward Aurora
BNSF Railway Riverside

Hollywood is one of three stations on Metra's BNSF Railway Line in Brookfield, Illinois. The station is 11.7 miles (18.8 km) from Union Station, the east end of the line.[3] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Hollywood is in zone C. An unstaffed shelter is on the north side of the three tracks.

Hollywood station is the main stop for the Brookfield Zoo. It was originally built in 1893 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. He did the same thing with the current Brookfield station in 1889,[4] and the former West Grossdale station in 1895.[5] All three developments built by Gross voted to be incorporated into the Village of Grossdale. After Gross divorced his first wife, married a teenager, filed for bankruptcy and moved to Michigan, the residents voted to change the name of the village to Brookfield as well as two of the stations in 1905.[6][7] Hollywood station, however, kept its original name.

Bus connections[edit]

Pace

  • "Route 304 – Cicero - LaGrange". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.
  • "Route 331 – Cumberland - 5th Avenue". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2016-04-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2016-04-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - BNSF Railway Line
  4. ^ Brookfield Historical Society; The Village
  5. ^ Brookfield Historical Society; The Village
  6. ^ Brookfield Historical Society; The Village
  7. ^ Kogan, Rick (August 24, 2003). "A life in three acts". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 28 September 2017.

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