Park Ridge station (Illinois)

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Park Ridge
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Location 100 South Summit Avenue
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
Coordinates 42°00′37″N 87°49′54″W / 42.0102°N 87.8316°W / 42.0102; -87.8316Coordinates: 42°00′37″N 87°49′54″W / 42.0102°N 87.8316°W / 42.0102; -87.8316
Owned by City of Park Ridge
Line(s)
Platforms 1 Side platform
1 Island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Local Transit Pace Bus
Local Transit CTA Buses
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone C
History
Opened 1960
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 954 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank 54 out of 236[2]
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Harvard or McHenry
Union Pacific Northwest
toward Ogilvie

Park Ridge is one of two commuter railroad stations on Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest line in the City of Park Ridge, Illinois. It is officially located at 100 South Summit Avenue, and lies 13.1 miles (21.1 km) from the Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago.[3] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Park Ridge is in zone C.

Parking is available on both sides of the tracks. On the north side, on-street parking can be found along Summit Avenue and Busse Highway, and a parking lot can be found on the southwest corner of Summit and Touhy Avenues. On the south side of the tracks, the parking areas are much further away from the station south of Main Street. Among these are street-side parking along Garden Avenue beginning halfway between Prospect and Fairview Avenues and halfway between Prairie Avenue and Third Street, one parking lot on the south side of Garden Avenue between Fairview and Prospect Avenues, street-side parking along Prairie Avenue north of Garden Street, which end at parking lots on both sides of Prairie Avenue, and another parking lot next to the one on the east side of Prairie that's along Fairview Avenue.

Unlike nearby Dee Road, Park Ridge's main station provides bus connections for both Pace and Chicago Transit Authority Buses. Park Ridge serves as the northern terminus of CTA's Route 68 Northwest Highway.

Transportation[edit]

Buses

CTA

  • 68 Northwest Highway

Pace

  • 209 Busse Highway
  • 241 Greenwood/Talcott
  • 290 Touhy Avenue

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. 
  3. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - Union Pacific Northwest Line

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