List of Metra stations

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Metra is the commuter rail system serving the Greater Chicago metropolitan area in Illinois and Wisconsin, servicing Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties in northeastern Illinois and the city of Kenosha in southern Wisconsin. It is one of three of the Regional Transportation Authority's service boards. With an average weekday ridership of 292,000, Metra is the fourth busiest commuter rail system in the United States, only behind New York City-area systems.[1][2] As of 2015, the system has a total of 241 stations spread out on 11 rail lines.[3][1]

Seven of the system's eleven lines are owned or operated by the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (NIRC), Metra's operating subsidiary.[4] Operation of the BNSF Railway Line and the Union Pacific / North Line, Union Pacific / Northwest Line, and the Union Pacific / West Line are handled through purchase of service agreements (PSAs) between Metra, the BNSF Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad.[4] Under these agreements, the railroad companies provide the service using their own employees and either own or control the rights-of-way in addition to the majority of other facilities necessary, while Metra provides the rolling stock.[4] Additionally, Metra funds the portion of South Shore Line within Illinois and operates the Hegewisch station.

The development of Chicago's commuter rail network resulted in a spoke-hub distribution paradigm and Metra's services radiate out from the Chicago Loop from four terminals: Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station, LaSalle Street Station, and Millennium Station.[4] However, all are within a short radius of each other and are all easily accessible from one another, either by walking, biking, driving, or the use of public transport.[5]

As of August 2015, there are no actively planned extensions of the Metra system. Two new lines, the STAR line and SouthEast Service line, had been in the process of planning.[6] The STAR line would have connected Joliet Union Station to O'Hare International Airport, as well as many other communities around Illinois.[6] It would have also linked the North Central Service, Union Pacific West, BNSF, and Milwaukee District West lines to each other.[6] Another project, the SouthEast Service (SES) line, would have connect a variety of points in Cook and Will counties and would serve more than twenty communities over approximately 35 to 40 stations.[7] However, talks for both projects have died out.[7][8]

Lines[edit]

Metra commuter rail lines
Line Stations Inbound terminus Outbound terminus
26 Chicago Union Station Aurora
6 Chicago Union Station Joliet Union Station
49 Millennium Station University Park, South Chicago (93rd Street), Blue Island
22 Chicago Union Station Fox Lake
22 Chicago Union Station Big Timber Road
18 Chicago Union Station Antioch
26 LaSalle Street Station Joliet Union Station
13 Chicago Union Station Manhattan
27 Ogilvie Transportation Center Kenosha
23 Ogilvie Transportation Center Harvard, McHenry
19 Ogilvie Transportation Center Elburn

Key[edit]

Station Indicates Metra's official name for the station. If the station is handicapped accessible in some way, a wheelchair symbol appears next to the station name.
Lines Indicates the line(s) that stop at the station.
Rail connections Indicates any rail connections that can be made at the Metra station.
Location Identifies the municipality (or for Chicago, the neighborhood) in which the station is located.
Fare zone Identifies which of the nine fare zones the station is in. The zones are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, and M; with Zone A is closest to Chicago Union Station, LaSalle Street Station, Millennium Station, and Ogilvie Transportation Center, while Zone M is the farthest.[9]
Info A link to the station's information on http://metrarail.com.
dagger Indicates a terminal station.

Stations[edit]

Station Lines Rail connections Location Fare zone[10] Info
103rd Street (Rosemoor) N/A Rosemoor, Chicago / Pullman, Chicago C Link
103rd Street – Beverly Hills Handicapped/disabled access N/A Beverly, Chicago C Link
107th Street N/A Roseland, Chicago / Pullman, Chicago C Link
107th Street – Beverly Hills Handicapped/disabled access N/A Beverly, Chicago C Link
111th Street – Morgan Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Morgan Park, Chicago C Link
115th Street – Morgan Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Morgan Park, Chicago C Link
119th Street – Blue Island Handicapped/disabled access N/A Blue Island C Link
123rd Street – Blue Island N/A Blue Island D Link
147th Street (Sibley Boulevard) N/A Harvey D Link
18th Street N/A Near South Side, Chicago A Link
211th Street (Lincoln Highway) Handicapped/disabled access N/A Park Forest F Link
27th Street N/A Douglas, Chicago A Link
55th–56th–57th Street Handicapped/disabled access Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District: Hyde Park, Chicago B Link
59th Street N/A Hyde Park, Chicago B Link
63rd Street Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District: Woodlawn, Chicago B Link
75th Street (Grand Crossing) N/A Greater Grand Crossing, Chicago B Link
79th Street (Chatham) N/A Chatham, Chicago B Link
83rd Street (Avalon Park) N/A Avalon Park, Chicago C Link
83rd Street Handicapped/disabled access N/A South Chicago, Chicago B Link
87th Street Handicapped/disabled access N/A South Chicago, Chicago B Link
87th Street (Woodruff) N/A Chatham, Chicago C Link
91st Street (Chesterfield) N/A Chatham, Chicago / Burnside, Chicago C Link
91st Street – Beverly Hills Handicapped/disabled access N/A Beverly, Chicago C Link
95th Street (Chicago State University) N/A Roseland, Chicago / Pullman, Chicago C Link
95th Street – Beverly Hills Handicapped/disabled access N/A Beverly, Chicago C Link
99th Street – Beverly Hills Handicapped/disabled access N/A Beverly, Chicago C Link
Antioch Handicapped/disabled access Terminal N/A Antioch K Link
Arlington Heights Handicapped/disabled access N/A Arlington Heights E Link
Arlington Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Arlington Heights E Link
Ashburn Handicapped/disabled access N/A Ashburn, Chicago C Link
Ashland Avenue N/A Calumet Park D Link
Aurora Handicapped/disabled access Terminal N/A Aurora H Link
Barrington Handicapped/disabled access N/A Barrington G Link
Bartlett Handicapped/disabled access N/A Bartlett F Link
Bellwood Handicapped/disabled access N/A Bellwood C Link
Belmont Handicapped/disabled access N/A Downers Grove E Link
Belmont Avenue Handicapped/disabled access N/A Franklin Park C Link
Bensenville Handicapped/disabled access N/A Bensenville D Link
Berkeley Handicapped/disabled access N/A Berkeley C Link
Berwyn Handicapped/disabled access N/A Berwyn B Link
Big Timber Road Handicapped/disabled access Terminal N/A Elgin H Link
Blue Island Handicapped/disabled access Terminal Blue Island D Link
Braeside Handicapped/disabled access N/A Highland Park E Link
Brainerd Handicapped/disabled access N/A Brainerd, Chicago C Link
Brookfield Handicapped/disabled access N/A Brookfield C Link
Bryn Mawr Handicapped/disabled access N/A South Shore, Chicago B Link
Buffalo Grove Handicapped/disabled access N/A Buffalo Grove F Link
Burr Oak N/A Blue Island D Link
Calumet Handicapped/disabled access N/A East Hazel Crest E Link
Cary Handicapped/disabled access N/A Cary H Link
Cheltenham Handicapped/disabled access N/A South Shore, Chicago B Link
Chicago Ridge N/A Chicago Ridge D Link
Chicago Union Station Handicapped/disabled access Terminal Chicago Transit Authority: Amtrak:
  Illini and Saluki
West Loop, Chicago A Link
Cicero N/A Cicero B Link
Clarendon Hills Handicapped/disabled access N/A Clarendon Hills D Link
Clybourn N/A Bucktown, Chicago / DePaul, Chicago A Link
College Avenue Handicapped/disabled access N/A Wheaton E Link
Congress Park N/A Brookfield C Link
Crystal Lake Handicapped/disabled access N/A Crystal Lake I Link
Cumberland N/A Des Plaines D Link
Dee Road Handicapped/disabled access N/A Park Ridge C Link
Deerfield Handicapped/disabled access N/A Deerfield E Link
Des Plaines Handicapped/disabled access N/A Des Plaines D Link
Downers Grove – Main Street Handicapped/disabled access N/A Downers Grove E Link
Edgebrook Handicapped/disabled access N/A Forest Glen, Chicago C Link
Edison Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Edison Park, Chicago C Link
Elburn Handicapped/disabled access Terminal N/A Elburn I Link
Elgin Handicapped/disabled access N/A Elgin H Link
Elmhurst Handicapped/disabled access N/A Elmhurst D Link
Elmwood Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Elmwood Park C Link
Evanston Central Street Handicapped/disabled access N/A Evanston C Link
Evanston Davis Street Handicapped/disabled access Chicago Transit Authority: Evanston C Link
Evanston Main Street Handicapped/disabled access Chicago Transit Authority: Evanston C Link
Fairview Avenue Handicapped/disabled access N/A Downers Grove E Link
Flossmoor Handicapped/disabled access N/A Flossmoor E Link
Forest Glen N/A Forest Glen, Chicago C Link
Fort Sheridan Handicapped/disabled access N/A Highwood F Link
Fox Lake Handicapped/disabled access Terminal N/A Fox Lake J Link
Fox River Grove Handicapped/disabled access N/A Fox River Grove H Link
Franklin Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Franklin Park C Link
Galewood Handicapped/disabled access N/A Galewood, Chicago B Link
Geneva Handicapped/disabled access N/A Geneva H Link
Gladstone Park N/A Gladstone Park, Chicago B Link
Glen Ellyn Handicapped/disabled access N/A Glen Ellyn E Link
Glencoe Handicapped/disabled access N/A Glencoe D Link
Glenview Handicapped/disabled access Amtrak: Glenview D Link
Golf Handicapped/disabled access N/A Golf D Link
Grand/Cicero Handicapped/disabled access N/A Austin, Chicago B Link
Grayland N/A Irving Park, Chicago B Link
Grayslake Handicapped/disabled access N/A Grayslake I Link
Great Lakes Handicapped/disabled access N/A Lake Bluff G Link
Gresham N/A Auburn Gresham, Chicago B Link
Halsted Street N/A University Village, Chicago A Link
Hanover Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Hanover Park F Link
Hanson Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Hanson Park, Chicago B Link
Harlem Avenue N/A Berwyn B Link
Harvard Handicapped/disabled access Terminal N/A Harvard M Link
Harvey Handicapped/disabled access N/A Harvey D Link
Hazel Crest N/A Hazel Crest E Link
Healy Handicapped/disabled access N/A Logan Square, Chicago B Link
Hegewisch Handicapped/disabled access N/A Hegewisch, Chicago 3 N/A
Highland Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Highland Park E Link
Highlands N/A Hinsdale D Link
Highwood Handicapped/disabled access N/A Highwood E Link
Hinsdale Handicapped/disabled access N/A Hinsdale D Link
Hollywood Handicapped/disabled access N/A Brookfield C Link
Homewood Handicapped/disabled access Amtrak:
  Illini and Saluki
Homewood E Link
Hubbard Woods N/A Winnetka D Link
Hyde Park/53rd Street Handicapped/disabled access N/A Hyde Park, Chicago B Link
Indian Hill N/A Winnetka D Link
Ingleside Handicapped/disabled access N/A Ingleside J Link
Irving Park Handicapped/disabled access Chicago Transit Authority: Irving Park, Chicago B Link
Itasca Handicapped/disabled access N/A Itasca E Link
Ivanhoe Handicapped/disabled access N/A Riverdale D Link
Jefferson Park Transit Center Handicapped/disabled access Chicago Transit Authority: Jefferson Park, Chicago B Link
Joliet Handicapped/disabled access Terminal Amtrak: Joliet H Link
Jones/Bronzeville Handicapped/disabled access Chicago Transit Authority: Bronzeville, Chicago A Link
Kedzie N/A East Garfield Park, Chicago A Link
Kenilworth Handicapped/disabled access N/A Kenilworth D Link
Kenosha Handicapped/disabled access Terminal Kenosha Transit: Kenosha K Link
Kensington/115th Street Handicapped/disabled access N/A Pullman, Chicago C Link
Kenwood/47th Street N/A Kenwood, Chicago B Link
La Fox Handicapped/disabled access N/A La Fox I Link
La Grange Handicapped/disabled access Amtrak: La Grange C Link
La Vergne N/A Berwyn B Link
Lake Bluff Handicapped/disabled access N/A Lake Bluff G Link
Lake Cook Road Handicapped/disabled access N/A Deerfield E Link
Lake Forest Handicapped/disabled access N/A Lake Forest F Link
Lake Forest Handicapped/disabled access N/A Lake Forest F Link
Lake Villa Handicapped/disabled access N/A Lake Villa J Link
Laraway Road Handicapped/disabled access N/A New Lenox H Link
LaSalle Street Station Handicapped/disabled access Terminal Chicago Transit Authority: Loop, Chicago A Link
Lemont Handicapped/disabled access N/A Lemont E Link
Libertyville Handicapped/disabled access N/A Libertyville H Link
Lisle Handicapped/disabled access N/A Lisle E Link
Lockport Handicapped/disabled access N/A Lockport G Link
Lombard Handicapped/disabled access N/A Lombard D Link
Long Lake Handicapped/disabled access N/A Long Lake J Link
Longwood Handicapped/disabled access N/A Longwood Manor, Chicago C Link
Manhattan Handicapped/disabled access Terminal N/A Manhattan I Link
Mannheim N/A Franklin Park C Link
Mars Handicapped/disabled access N/A Galewood, Chicago B Link
Matteson N/A Matteson F Link
Mayfair N/A Albany Park, Chicago B Link
Maywood Handicapped/disabled access N/A Maywood C Link
McCormick Place Handicapped/disabled access Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District: Near South Side, Chicago A Link
McHenry Handicapped/disabled access Terminal N/A McHenry K Link
Medinah Handicapped/disabled access N/A Medinah E Link
Melrose Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Melrose Park C Link
Midlothian Handicapped/disabled access N/A Midlothian D Link
Millennium Station Handicapped/disabled access Terminal Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District: Chicago Transit Authority: Loop, Chicago A Link
Mokena – Front Street Handicapped/disabled access N/A Mokena F Link
Mokena – Hickory Creek Handicapped/disabled access N/A Mokena F Link
Mont Clare Handicapped/disabled access N/A Galewood, Chicago B Link
Morton Grove Handicapped/disabled access N/A Morton Grove C Link
Mount Prospect Handicapped/disabled access N/A Mount Prospect D Link
Mundelein Handicapped/disabled access N/A Mundelein H Link
Museum Campus/11th Street Handicapped/disabled access N/A South Loop, Chicago A Link
Naperville Handicapped/disabled access Amtrak: Naperville F Link
National Street Handicapped/disabled access N/A Elgin H Link
New Lenox Handicapped/disabled access N/A New Lenox G Link
North Chicago Handicapped/disabled access N/A North Chicago G Link
North Glenview Handicapped/disabled access N/A Glenview D Link
Northbrook Handicapped/disabled access N/A Northbrook E Link
Norwood Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Norwood Park, Chicago C Link
O'Hare Transfer Handicapped/disabled access N/A Rosemont D Link
Oak Forest Handicapped/disabled access N/A Oak Forest E Link
Oak Lawn Handicapped/disabled access N/A Oak Lawn D Link
Oak Park Handicapped/disabled access Chicago Transit Authority: Oak Park B Link
Ogilvie Transportation Center Handicapped/disabled access Terminal Chicago Transit Authority: Fulton River District, Chicago A Link
Olympia Fields N/A Olympia Fields F Link
Orland Park 143rd Street Handicapped/disabled access N/A Orland Park E Link
Orland Park 153rd Street Handicapped/disabled access N/A Orland Park E Link
Orland Park 179th Street Handicapped/disabled access N/A Orland Park F Link
Palatine Handicapped/disabled access N/A Palatine F Link
Palos Heights Handicapped/disabled access N/A Palos Heights D Link
Palos Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Palos Park E Link
Park Ridge Handicapped/disabled access N/A Park Ridge C Link
Pingree Road Handicapped/disabled access N/A Crystal Lake I Link
Prairie Crossing Handicapped/disabled access Libertyville H Link
Prairie Crossing Handicapped/disabled access Libertyville H Link
Prairie Street N/A Blue Island D Link
Prairie View Handicapped/disabled access N/A Prairie View G Link
Prospect Heights Handicapped/disabled access N/A Prospect Heights E Link
Pullman/111th Street N/A Pullman, Chicago C Link
Racine Avenue N/A West Pullman, Chicago D Link
Ravenswood Chicago Transit Authority: Ravenswood, Chicago B Link
Ravinia Handicapped/disabled access N/A Highland Park E Link
Ravinia Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Highland Park E Link
Richton Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Richton Park F Link
River Forest N/A River Forest B Link
River Grove Handicapped/disabled access N/A River Grove C Link
Riverdale N/A Riverdale D Link
Riverside Handicapped/disabled access N/A Riverside C Link
Robbins Handicapped/disabled access N/A Robbins D Link
Rogers Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Rogers Park, Chicago B Link
Roselle Handicapped/disabled access N/A Roselle E Link
Rosemont Handicapped/disabled access N/A Rosemont D Link
Round Lake Handicapped/disabled access N/A Round Lake I Link
Round Lake Beach Handicapped/disabled access N/A Round Lake Beach J Link
Route 59 Handicapped/disabled access N/A Aurora G Link
Schaumburg Handicapped/disabled access N/A Schaumburg F Link
Schiller Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Schiller Park C Link
South Chicago (93rd Street) Handicapped/disabled access Terminal N/A South Chicago, Chicago B Link
South Shore Handicapped/disabled access N/A South Shore, Chicago B Link
State Street N/A West Pullman, Chicago D Link
Stewart Ridge N/A West Pullman, Chicago D Link
Stone Avenue N/A La Grange C Link
Stony Island Handicapped/disabled access N/A South Shore, Chicago B Link
Summit Handicapped/disabled access Amtrak: Summit C Link
Tinley Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Tinley Park E Link
Tinley Park – 80th Avenue Handicapped/disabled access N/A Tinley Park E Link
University Park Handicapped/disabled access Terminal N/A University Park G Link
Van Buren Street Handicapped/disabled access Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District: Chicago Transit Authority: Loop, Chicago A Link
Vermont Street Handicapped/disabled access Blue Island D Link
Vernon Hills Handicapped/disabled access N/A Vernon Hills G Link
Villa Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A Villa Park D Link
Washington Heights Handicapped/disabled access N/A Washington Heights, Chicago C Link
Washington Street Handicapped/disabled access N/A Grayslake I Link
Waukegan Handicapped/disabled access N/A Waukegan H Link
West Chicago Handicapped/disabled access N/A West Chicago F Link
West Hinsdale Handicapped/disabled access N/A Hinsdale D Link
West Pullman N/A West Pullman, Chicago D Link
Western Avenue N/A Lower West Side, Chicago A Link
Western Avenue Handicapped/disabled access N/A Humboldt Park, Chicago A Link
Western Springs Handicapped/disabled access N/A Western Springs D Link
Westmont Handicapped/disabled access N/A Westmont D Link
Wheaton Handicapped/disabled access N/A Wheaton E Link
Wheeling Handicapped/disabled access N/A Wheeling F Link
Willow Springs Handicapped/disabled access N/A Willow Springs D Link
Wilmette Handicapped/disabled access N/A Wilmette C Link
Windsor Park Handicapped/disabled access N/A South Shore, Chicago B Link
Winfield Handicapped/disabled access N/A Winfield F Link
Winnetka Handicapped/disabled access N/A Winnetka D Link
Winthrop Harbor Handicapped/disabled access N/A Winthrop Harbor I Link
Wood Dale Handicapped/disabled access N/A Wood Dale D Link
Woodstock Handicapped/disabled access N/A Woodstock K Link
Worth Handicapped/disabled access N/A Worth D Link
Wrightwood Handicapped/disabled access N/A Wrightwood, Chicago C Link
Zion Handicapped/disabled access N/A Zion I Link

Former stations[edit]

Station Lines Rail connections Location Fare zone Notes
91st Street (South Chicago) Terminal N/A South Chicago, Chicago B Closed in 2001 and replaced by South Chicago (93rd Street)[11]
Clyde N/A Cicero B Closed in 2007 due to low ridership and close proximity to Cicero[12]
Cragin N/A Belmont Cragin, Chicago B Closed in 2007 along with Hermosa and replaced with Grand/Cicero[13]
Hermosa N/A Hermosa, Chicago B Closed in 2007 along with Cragin and replaced with Grand/Cicero[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ridership Reports – System Facts". Metra. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Transit Ridership Report Fourth Quarter and End-of-Year 2014" (pdf). American Public Transportation Association. March 3, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Where do Metra trains run". Metra. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Metra History". Metra. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". Metra. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Proposed New Starts: STAR Line". Metra Connects. Metra. Retrieved March 8, 2015. .
  7. ^ a b "Proposed New Starts: SES Line". Metra Connects. Metra. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Pace unveils plan for ambitious 2.3 billion Rapid Transit Network". Chicago Tribune. January 21, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Commuter Rail Fares & Passes". Metra. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Metra Fare Schedule" (PDF). Metra. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Van Hattem, Matt (5 July 2006). "Metra: Chicago's commuter railroad". Trains Magazine. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Metra to shut down BNSF's Clyde station". CS Trains. May 17, 2007. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Cragin Station". Chicago Rail Junctions. Retrieved March 8, 2015.