Oak Forest station

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Oak Forest
Oak Forest Station - May 2016.jpg
The Oak Forest station in May 2016
Location 4850 West 159th Street
Oak Forest, Illinois
Coordinates 41°36′15″N 87°44′19″W / 41.6043°N 87.7385°W / 41.6043; -87.7385Coordinates: 41°36′15″N 87°44′19″W / 41.6043°N 87.7385°W / 41.6043; -87.7385
Owned by Metra
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Pace Bus
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone E
Opened 1900
Rebuilt 1950, 2013
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Joliet
Rock Island District

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.[1]


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.[2]

Bus connections[edit]


  • 354 Harvey/Oak Forest Loop
  • 364 159th Street
  • 383 South Cicero


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