Homewood station

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Homewood station in March 2017. The former Illinois Central Railroad station is on the left, the Metra platform in the center and the Amtrak platform on the right.
Location 18015 Park Avenue
Homewood, Illinois 60430
United States
Coordinates 41°33′45″N 87°40′07″W / 41.5624°N 87.6686°W / 41.5624; -87.6686Coordinates: 41°33′45″N 87°40′07″W / 41.5624°N 87.6686°W / 41.5624; -87.6686
Owned by CN/Metra[1]
Line(s) Illinois Central (CN)[1]
Platforms 2 Island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Pace Buses
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code HMW
Fare zone E (Metra)
Opened 1923
Electrified 1926 (Metra only)
(1500v DC)
Passengers (2014) 44,624[2]Decrease 4.1% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward New Orleans
City of New Orleans
toward Carbondale
Illini and Saluki
Metra Electric District
Main Line
  Former services  
Illinois Central
toward New Orleans
Main Line
  Homewood is located in Illinois
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Location within Illinois

Homewood is an Amtrak intercity and Metra commuter train station in Homewood, Illinois, United States. It is also the location of the Homewood Railroad Park Museum. Homewood is 23.51 miles (37.84 km) from Millennium Station, the northern terminus of the Metra Electric Line.[3] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Homewood is located in zone E. It is also 25 miles (40 km) from Union Station, the northern terminus of the three Amtrak services which stop here.


The Illinois Central Railroad built Homewood in 1923 to serve the City of New Orleans and Seminole Limited.[1] Three years later, commuter services began. In 1960 the station also served such IC trains as the Panama Limited, Creole, and Green Diamond. In 1971, Amtrak assumed control of the Illinois Central's passenger operations and continued to stop at Homewood. Metra purchased the commuter services in 1987. In 2003 the Homewood Rail Heritage Committee approved the installation of a train watching platform for railfans similar to that of the Rochelle Railroad Park in Rochelle, Illinois. As with many suburban Metra stations, bus connections are provided by Pace Transit Systems.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 356 Harvey/Homewood/Tinley Park
  • 359 Robbins/South Kedzie Avenue
  • 372 Dixie Highway


  1. ^ a b c Great American Stations. Accessed March 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Illinois" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - Metra Electric Line

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