Jones/Bronzeville (Metra station)
|Location||106 West 35th Street
Bronzeville, Chicago, Illinois 60016
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||April 3, 2011|
Lovana S. "Lou" Jones/Bronzeville, also known as 35th Street Metra Station is a station on Metra's Rock Island District line and a proposed station for Metra's planned SouthEast Service. It is located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. It was named in honor of Lovana Jones who was an Illinois State Representative in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
Metra began construction on the new station in 2009 and it opened on April 3, 2011, after originally being scheduled to open in late 2010. It is located east of U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, and also serves the nearby Illinois Institute of Technology, Shimer College, Chicago Police Headquarters, and De La Salle Institute.
The station is also located roughly 200 feet (61 m) from CTA's Sox–35th Station on the Red Line, in the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway. It is also located within walking distance of the CTA's 35th–Bronzeville–IIT Station on the Green Line.
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