Homewood (Amtrak station)

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Homewood Metra Amtrak Station.jpg
Location 18015 Park Avenue
Homewood, Illinois 60430
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 Canadian National Railway[1]
Line(s) Amtrak:
  Illini and Saluki
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
Location of the Homewood Amtrak Station.
Location of the Homewood Amtrak Station.
Location within Illinois

Homewood train station in Homewood, Illinois, United States is served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system, and Metra commuter rail service. 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 lines that it serves.


Homewood Station was originally built by the Illinois Central Railroad in 1923 to serve their City of New Orleans and Seminole Limited (now Illini) lines.[1] Three years later, the IC Electric commuter line was served by the station. 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 the Illini and Panama Limited (later the City of New Orleans). Metra purchased the IC Electric lines 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 - South Kedzie
  • 372 - Dixie Highway


  1. ^ a b 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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