Kenosha station

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Kenosha
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Location 5414 13th Avenue
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Coordinates 42°35′09″N 87°49′33″W / 42.5859°N 87.8258°W / 42.5859; -87.8258Coordinates: 42°35′09″N 87°49′33″W / 42.5859°N 87.8258°W / 42.5859; -87.8258
Owned by Union Pacific
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform, 1 side platform
Tracks 4
Connections BSicon PCC.svg Kenosha Streetcar
Construction
Platform levels Elevated
Parking Parking lot
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone K
History
Opened 1855
Rebuilt 2004–2006
Electrified No
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 358 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank 130 out of 236[1]
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Terminus Union Pacific North
toward Ogilvie

Kenosha is a railroad station in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, served by Metra's Union Pacific/North Line. It is the northern terminus of the line, which runs south to the Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago, Illinois. Kenosha is the only Metra station in Wisconsin at 51.6 miles (83.0 km) from Ogilvie Transportation Center. Because it is located outside Metra service area, the service to the station is partially subsidized by the city of Kenosha. It is the northernmost station of the entire Metra system, making it the most northern station in the entire RTA network.

The station was opened in 1855 by the Chicago & Milwaukee Railroad and was acquired by the CN&W in 1881. The last intercity passenger train stopped in Kenosha in 1971; since then it has only been used for commuter services by the CN&W, then Metra in 1984

It is the only passenger station in Kenosha County, since Amtrak's closest station is in Sturtevant.

The Kenosha station used to be owned by the Chicago and Northwestern and served many trains in its day like the Twin Cities 400, Flambeau 400, Shoreland 400, Valley 400, and Peninsula 400.

The station is linked to Kenosha's streetcar system, which stops on the far side of the station's parking lot.

Though Kenosha Station pre-dates the Civil War, it was restored in the period between 2004 and 2006. Metra does not have a ticket office there, and the waiting room serves as dining area for a fast food restaurant.

Kenosha is served by nine Chicago-bound trains on a weekday, five on a Saturday, and three on a Sunday or holiday. Most other trains terminate at the Waukegan station. There is a small coach yard at Kenosha where nine trainsets are stored overnight and on weekends as well as a Union Pacific maintenance facility.

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