Laraway Road station

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Laraway Road
Laraway Road Station - September 2016.jpg
The Laraway Road station in September 2016
Location 1861 Village Station Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
Coordinates 41°29′05″N 87°57′36″W / 41.4848°N 87.9599°W / 41.4848; -87.9599Coordinates: 41°29′05″N 87°57′36″W / 41.4848°N 87.9599°W / 41.4848; -87.9599
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Bicycle facilities Yes; Bike Shelter
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone H
History
Opened October 9, 2006
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 27 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank 232 out of 236[2]
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Terminus
SouthWest Service

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,[3] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  2. ^ http://metrarail.com/content/dam/metra/documents/Planning/2014Count_Summary10.pdf
  3. ^ "New Laraway Road station to be dedicated Friday" (Press release). Metra. 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 

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