La Fox station

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La Fox
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Location 40 West 999 Keslinger Road
La Fox, Illinois
Coordinates 41°53′12″N 88°24′42″W / 41.8866°N 88.4118°W / 41.8866; -88.4118Coordinates: 41°53′12″N 88°24′42″W / 41.8866°N 88.4118°W / 41.8866; -88.4118
Owned by Metra
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Construction
Parking 300 (2007 count)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone I
History
Opened January 23, 2006
Traffic
Passengers (20014) 313 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank 145 out of 236[2]
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Terminus
Union Pacific West
toward Ogilvie

La Fox is a station on Metra's Union Pacific/West Line, located in La Fox, Illinois, an unincorporated area in Kane County, Illinois. The station is 40.9 miles (65.8 km) away from Ogilvie Transportation Center, the eastern terminus of the West Line.[3] In Metra's zone-based fare system, La Fox is in zone I.

La Fox station is located at ground level and consists of two platforms, one side, and one island. Three tracks run through the station, and all tracks are served by a platform. There is an unstaffed shelter next to the south track. La Fox has no bus connections.

Inbound Metra trains to Chicago either use the south track or the middle track, depending on the time of day. Outbound Metra trains to Elburn use the south track. The north track is not used by Metra trains. Freight trains use all the tracks. During rush hours, out-of-service Metra trains bypass the station on their way to the Elburn rail yard. No in service trains bypass the station with the exception of the 5:04 service from Ogilvie station. LaFox is one of three Metra stations named after an unincorporated area along with Ingleside and Prairie View. The station serves LaFox, Campton Hills, and parts of Geneva, IL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  3. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - Union Pacific/West Line

External links[edit]

Media related to La Fox (Metra) at Wikimedia Commons