Richton Park station

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Richton Park
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An Illinois Central train at Richton Park in 1968.
Location 3807 Tower Drive
Richton Park, Illinois
Coordinates 41°29′09″N 87°42′33″W / 41.4858°N 87.7092°W / 41.4858; -87.7092Coordinates: 41°29′09″N 87°42′33″W / 41.4858°N 87.7092°W / 41.4858; -87.7092
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Pace Buses
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone F
Opened 1946
Rebuilt 1987
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District
Main Line

Richton Park is the penultimate station along the main branch of the Metra Electric line, in Richton Park, Illinois. It is located on Sauk Trail, east of Governor's Highway, and is 29.33 miles (47.20 km) away from the northern terminus at Millennium Station.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Richton Park is in zone F. The station has two tracks and one island platform, with one of the tracks ending at the station.

Richton Park was originally built by the Illinois Central Railroad in 1946, in order to be in close proximity to the south end of the "IC Electric" coach storage yard.[2][3] It served as the terminus of the line until 1977, when the Illinois Regional Transportation Authority funded the construction of University Park Station.[1] Today, Richton Park Station is a far more modern-looking structure. Parking is available on Sauk Trail between Governor's Highway and Richton Square Road, on Richton Road, Mill Drive, and along Tower Road.

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  • 362 South Park Forest


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