Mars station (Illinois)

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Mars
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Location6801 West Shakespeare Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60707
Coordinates41°55′09″N 87°47′40″W / 41.9191°N 87.7945°W / 41.9191; -87.7945Coordinates: 41°55′09″N 87°47′40″W / 41.9191°N 87.7945°W / 41.9191; -87.7945
Line(s)
Platforms2 Side platforms
Tracks3
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneB
History
Opened1956
Rebuilt2001
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Milwaukee District / West

Mars is a station on Metra's Milwaukee District/West in Chicago, Illinois. The station is 9.1 miles (14.6 km) away from Union Station, the eastern terminus of the line.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Mars is in zone B.

Mars station consists of three tracks and two side platforms. The middle track has no platform so Milwaukee District/West Line stopping trains must use the outer tracks. Metra North Central Service trains use the tracks but do not stop.

The station is named for the Mars, Incorporated candy factory located on Oak Park Avenue in the Galewood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Park District's Rutherford Sayre Park immediately sits west of the station. A Shriners children's hospital sits to the north of the station.

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