Lake Forest station (Milwaukee District)

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Lake Forest
Lake Forest Milw Station - October 2015.jpg
The Lake Forest station in October 2015.
Location 911 Telegraph Road
Lake Forest, IL
Coordinates 42°13′25″N 87°52′29″W / 42.2236°N 87.8747°W / 42.2236; -87.8747Coordinates: 42°13′25″N 87°52′29″W / 42.2236°N 87.8747°W / 42.2236; -87.8747
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone F
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Fox Lake
Milwaukee District North

Lake Forest is a railroad station in Western Lake Forest, Illinois, United States served by Metra's Milwaukee District/North Line. Platform 1 is where outbound trains board, and platform 2 is where inbound trains board.The station is located on 10205 North Waukegan Road (IL 43), which is 28.3 miles (45.5 km) away from Union Station, the southern terminus of the line,[1] and serves commuters between Union Station and Fox Lake, Illinois. In Metra's zone-based fare system, Lake Forest is in zone F.

Another Lake Forest Station exists along the Union Pacific/North Line east of this station. Therefore, this station can also be referred to as West Lake Forest Station. No bus connections exist here, nor is there any connection to the East Lake Forest Station. However parking is available along Telegraph Road along the west side of the tracks, and the station is accessible from North Waukegan Road through Settler's Square on the east side of the tracks.

On weekdays, the first scheduled outbound Metra train terminates at Lake Forest. On Saturdays, train #2617 terminates at this station. There is no turnaround track at Lake Forest, so trains must either run north to Rondout or south to Deerfield to switch to the southbound side. For this reason, many trains on weekdays terminate at Deerfield. Lake Forest is the northernmost station on the Milwaukee North Line to be located on the CP C&M Subdivision, and serves as emergency stop for Amtrak Empire Builder and Hiawatha Service trains.


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