Oak Forest station
The Oak Forest station in May 2016
|Location||4850 West 159th Street
Oak Forest, Illinois
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
The Oak Forest Metra station is located on the Rock Island District Metra line that runs between Joliet, Illinois and downtown Chicago, Illinois at the LaSalle Street Station. It is in Zone E according to Metra fee schedules based on distance from downtown Chicago. It is located at 159th Street (U.S. Route 6) and Cicero Avenue (Illinois Route 50) in south suburban Oak Forest, Illinois. There are several parking lots adjacent to the station, though they are being removed and relocated further away from the train station as part of Oak Forest Mayor JoAnn Kelly's Gateway Project.
In 2011, Oak Forest, then the second-busiest station on the Rock Island line with 1,500 daily commuters and 23 trains, received a $1.3 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation for modernization.
There are 2 tracks at this station. On weekdays between 5:00 am – 2:00 pm, trains from Chicago run on track 2 and trains to Chicago run on track 1. After 2:00 pm, trains from Chicago run on track 1 and trains to Chicago run on track 2. On weekends all trains run on track 1, unless announced otherwise.
- 354 Harvey/Oak Forest Loop
- 364 159th Street
- 383 South Cicero
- "Oak Forest Metra Station to Benefit from $1.3 Million Grant". Oak Forest Patch. August 14, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
- Metra Railfan Tips - Rock Island District
- Metra – Stations – Oak Forest station
- Image of Oak Forest Station (Metra Railfan Photos)
- 159th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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