Homewood station

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Homewood, IL
Homewood station.jpg
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.
Location18015 Park Avenue
Homewood, Illinois 60430
United States
Coordinates41°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 byCN/Metra[1]
Line(s)CN Chicago Subdivison (Amtrak)
University Park Sub District (Metra)
Platforms2 Island platforms
Tracks4 (2 Amtrak, 2 Metra Electric)
ConnectionsPace Buses
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeHMW (Amtrak)
Fare zoneE (Metra)
History
Opened1923
Electrified1926 (Metra only)
(1500 V DC)
Traffic
Passengers (2014)44,624[2]Decrease 4.1% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Kankakee City of New Orleans Chicago
Terminus
Kankakee
toward Carbondale
Illini and Saluki
Preceding station Metramlogo.svg Metra Following station
Calumet Metra Electric District
Main Line
Flossmoor
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Chicago
Terminus
James Whitcomb Riley and George Washington
1971-1974
Kankakee (Penn Central)
Preceding station Illinois Central Railroad Following station
Matteson Main Line Harvey
toward Chicago
Flossmoor
toward Richton
Electric Suburban
Main Line
Calumet
Location
Homewood, IL is located in Illinois
Homewood, IL
Homewood, IL
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.

Served by the Metra Electric District, Homewood is 23.51 miles (37.84 km) from that line's northern terminus at Millennium Station.[3] It is six stops away from the line's southern terminus at University Park. 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.

History[edit]

The Illinois Central Railroad built Homewood in 1923 to serve the Panama Limited and Seminole Limited.[1] Three years later, commuter services began. In the 1960s the station also served such IC trains as the City of New Orleans, 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.

On the Metra Electric, it is a regular stop on the main line. On Amtrak, it is served by the regional Illini and Saluki and the long-distance City of New Orleans.

Bus connections[edit]

Pace

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Great American Stations. Accessed March 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Illinois" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  3. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - Metra Electric Line

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