O'Hare Transfer (Metra station)

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O'Hare Transfer
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Location 10300 Zemke Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60666
Coordinates 41°59′42″N 87°52′50″W / 41.9950°N 87.8806°W / 41.9950; -87.8806Coordinates: 41°59′42″N 87°52′50″W / 41.9950°N 87.8806°W / 41.9950; -87.8806
Owned by City of Chicago
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Connections Local Transit O'Hare International Airport Shuttle Bus and Airport Transit System
Local Transit Pace buses
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone D
Opened 1996
North Central Service, Suburban Transit Access Route (future)
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Antioch
North Central Service

O'Hare Transfer is a commuter railroad station along Metra's North Central Service that serves Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The station is 18.6 miles (29.9 km) away from Union Station, the southern terminus of the line.[1] The station is located at the dead end of Zemke Boulevard east of Mannheim Road (US 12/US 45) outside the northeast corner of Economy Parking Lot F. To access the station from the airport, take the free Airport Transit System train from any terminal to the final station in Parking Lot E. Board the free Parking Lot shuttle bus to the Metra station. To access the airport from the station, wait in the driveway outside the station for a Parking Lot shuttle bus going back to the ATS station in Parking Lot E.[2] An effort is currently under way to extend the ATS into a combination parking garage and rental car center in Parking Lot F, thereby providing more direct access between the two systems.[3] The station is a possible terminus of Metra's planned Suburban Transit Access Route.[citation needed]

The station can also be accessed via Zemke Boulevard, but note that there are no sidewalks along Zemke. Pedestrian access is also available from Higgins Road. The western platform of the station extends north to a stairway that exits onto Higgins Road just east of the Holiday Inn hotel parking lot.[4]

Owing to the limited frequency offered by the North Central Service, the station is not currently a significant means of access for travelers to O'Hare. However, a single outbound North Central Service train operates daily nonstop service from Union Station to the O'Hare transfer station with a scheduled 27-minute travel time.

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  1. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - North Central Service
  2. ^ "FlyChicago O'Hare Metra Information". Chicago Department of Aviation. February 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Inside Chicago's plan to get you to O'Hare" (PDF). Chicago Tribune. February 19, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Goggle Maps Streetview". Google Maps. February 23, 2013. 

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