Oak Park station

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This article is about a Metra station in Chicago. For the CTA Blue Line station, see Oak Park station (CTA Blue Line). For the station in Victoria, Australia, see Oak Park railway station.
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Oak Park
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Location 1115 North Boulevard
Oak Park, Illinois 60301
Coordinates 41°53′14″N 87°48′04″W / 41.8871°N 87.8011°W / 41.8871; -87.8011Coordinates: 41°53′14″N 87°48′04″W / 41.8871°N 87.8011°W / 41.8871; -87.8011
Owned by Village of Oak Park
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform, 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Connections CTA "L" Lines: Local Transit CTA Bus
Local Transit Pace Bus
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone B
History
Rebuilt 1999[citation needed]
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 1,129 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank 40 out of 236[2]
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Elburn
Union Pacific West
some weekday trains
toward Ogilvie
weekends, most weekday trains
Terminus
Chicago "L"
Terminus Green Line
Transfer at: Harlem/Lake

Oak Park is a Metra commuter railroad station in Oak Park, Illinois, just west of Chicago. It is served by Metra's Union Pacific/West Line, with service east to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago and as far west as Elburn, Illinois. Travel time to Chicago is 16 to 20 minutes. The station is located along North Boulevard between Marion Street and Harlem Avenue, Oak Park's western border with River Forest and Forest Park. The Chicago Transit Authority's Green Line ends at Harlem/Lake and is connected directly to this station at Marion Street. Downtown Oak Park, which includes a large shopping district spread over both Oak Park and River Forest, is nearby with many stores centered on Harlem Avenue and Lake Street.

Amenities[edit]

A small convenience store is located on the main concourse.

The north platform, which services inbound trains, is sheltered and has assorted benches. The island platform to the south, which services outbound trains, has benches, though the access ramp from the concourse is sheltered and enclosed.

Bus and rail connections[edit]

CTA Green Line

CTA Buses

  • 90 Harlem

Pace Buses

  • 305 Cicero/River Forest
  • 307 Harlem
  • 309 Lake Street
  • 313 St. Charles Road
  • 318 West North Avenue
  • 757 Northwest Connection (weekday rush hours only)
  • 770 Brookfield Zoo Express/CTA Green Line (Memorial Day through Labor Day on weekends only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 26, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 26, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 

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