Kenosha station

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Kenosha
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Location5414 13th Avenue
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Coordinates42°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 byUnion Pacific
Line(s)
Platforms1 island platform, 1 side platform
Tracks4
ConnectionsBSicon PCC.svg Kenosha Streetcar
Construction
Platform levelsElevated
ParkingParking lot
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneK
History
Opened1855
Rebuilt2004–2006
ElectrifiedNo
Traffic
Passengers (2014)358 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank130 out of 236[1]
Services
Preceding station Metra Following station
Terminus Union Pacific / North Winthrop Harbor
toward Ogilvie
Former services
Preceding station Chicago and North Western Railway Following station
Racine
toward Milwaukee
Milwaukee Division Winthrop Harbor
toward Chicago

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 the RTA’s jurisdiction, 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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