Laraway Road station
The Laraway Road station in September 2016
|Location||1861 Village Station Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Bicycle facilities||Yes; Bike Shelter|
|Opened||October 9, 2006|
|Passengers (2014)||27 (avg. weekday)|
|Rank||232 out of 236|
Laraway Road is a commuter railroad station recently completed in New Lenox, a southern suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The station was dedicated on October 6, 2006, and train service began on October 9, 2006. The station is a stop for Metra's SouthWest Service trains, which go to Union Station in downtown Chicago. Two tracks exist, however, the second track is abandoned. At one time Laraway Road had a second platform there but it was never completed. The platform remains, but is closed off.
The station's parking lot has 300 spaces, although there is enough room to have a total of 1200. The actual station facilities are minimal, with a brick building housing bathrooms, along with a bike shelter. No bus service is available at the station, however.
A much older station in New Lenox exists along Metra's Rock Island District line. Prior to approaching Laraway Road station, Metra's SWS line crosses a bridge over the RID line. No connection is available between either station or line.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
- "New Laraway Road station to be dedicated Friday" (Press release). Metra. 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2007-10-30.
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