Kenosha station

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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
Platforms1 island platform, 1 side platform
ConnectionsBSicon PCC.svg Kenosha Streetcar
Platform levelsElevated
ParkingParking lot
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneJ
2018345 (average weekday)[1]Increase 25%
Rank135 out of 236[1]
Preceding station Metramlogo.svg Metra Following station
Terminus Union Pacific / North Winthrop Harbor
toward Ogilvie
Former services
Preceding station Chicago and North Western Railway Following station
Racine Chicago – Minneapolis via Milwaukee Waukegan
toward Chicago
toward Milwaukee
Milwaukee Division Winthrop Harbor
toward Chicago
Pleasant Prairie
toward Rockford
KD Line
Closed 1939

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 outside of Illinois, as far as 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. As of 2018, Kenosha is the 135th busiest of Metra's 236 non-downtown stations, with an average of 345 weekday boardings.[1]

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

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

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.


The station was opened in 1855 by the Chicago and Milwaukee Railway and was acquired by the Chicago and North Western Railway in 1869. The station served many C&NW trains such as the Twin Cities 400, Flambeau 400, Shoreland 400, Valley 400, and Peninsula 400. The last intercity passenger train stopped in Kenosha in 1971; since then it has only been used for commuter services. Other commuter services extended from Chicago into Wisconsin but were eventually discontinued. The KD Line ran from Kenosha to Harvard and closed in 1939. The Northwest Line had a branch to Williams Bay that was cut back to Lake Geneva in 1966 and discontinued north of the state line in 1975. The Milwaukee Road had commuter service to Walworth until 1982 when Fox Lake became the present northern terminal.

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.

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  1. ^ a b c "Commuter Rail System Station Boarding/Alighting Count: Summary Results Fall 2018" (PDF). Metra. April 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 26, 2019.

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