River Forest station
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River Forest, Illinois Metra Station
|Location||8001 W. Central Street
River Forest, IL 60305
|Owned by||Union Pacific|
|Platforms||1 side platform, 1 island platform|
|Passengers (2014)||434 (avg. weekday)|
|Rank||115 out of 236|
River Forest is a Metra commuter railroad station in River Forest, a western suburb of Chicago, on the Union Pacific/West Line. Trains go east to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago and as far west as Elburn, Illinois. Travel time to Ogilvie is 20 to 24 minutes.
The station is at Central Avenue and Thatcher Avenue. The surrounding neighborhood is mostly characterized by single-family homes, baseball fields and tennis courts. Pace suburban buses stop one block to the north on Lake Street.
The station is to undergo renovations in 2011. The platform will be rebuilt along with the stairways.
- 309 Lake Street
- 313 St. Charles Road
- Richard Wronski (December 7, 2009). "Metra on track to rehab and rebuild dozens of stations". Chicago Tribune.
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