Summit station (Illinois)

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Summit, IL
Summit Metra station - April 2016.jpg
The Summit station in April 2016.
LocationArcher and South Center Avenues
Summit, IL 60501
United States
Coordinates41°47′41″N 87°48′36″W / 41.794826°N 87.809903°W / 41.794826; -87.809903Coordinates: 41°47′41″N 87°48′36″W / 41.794826°N 87.809903°W / 41.794826; -87.809903
Owned byMetra
Line(s)CN Joliet Subdivision MT2
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsLocal Transit Pace Buses
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeSMT (Amtrak)
Fare zoneC (Metra)
201815,816[1]Increase 25.4% (Amtrak)
2018101 (average weekday)[2]Increase 1% (Metra)
Rank187 out of 236 (Metra)[2]
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
toward St. Louis
Lincoln Service Chicago
     Texas Eagle does not stop here
Preceding station Metramlogo.svg Metra Following station
Willow Springs
toward Joliet
Heritage Corridor Union Station
closed 1989
Former services
Preceding station Alton Railroad Following station
toward St. Louis
Main Line Glenn
toward Chicago
Summit, IL is located in Illinois
Summit, IL
Summit, IL
Location within Illinois

Summit is an Amtrak and Metra train station in Summit, Illinois, United States. It is served by Amtrak Illinois' Lincoln Service, which operates daily, and Metra's Heritage Corridor commuter line, which operates only during morning and evening rush hours in peak direction. It is 11.9 miles (19.2 km) away from Union Station, the northern terminus of the line.[3] Summit is also the closest Metra (and Amtrak) station to Midway Airport.

Summit is peculiar for a Metra station in that it is served by more Amtrak trains (four trains per direction throughout the day) than by Metra trains (three inbound morning and four outbound evening rush hour trains). This was also a stop for the Ann Rutledge until April 2007.

The eastbound Lincoln Service only stops at Summit to discharge passengers, while the westbound train stops to discharge and receive passengers.

As of 2018, Summit is the 187th busiest of Metra's 236 non-downtown stations, with an average of 101 weekday boardings.[2]

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  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2018, State of Illinois" (PDF). Amtrak. June 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Commuter Rail System Station Boarding/Alighting Count: Summary Results Fall 2018" (PDF). Metra. April 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - Heritage Corridor
  4. ^ "Route 307 – Harlem". Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.

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