Tinley Park station

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Tinley Park
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Tinley Park station in September 2016.
Location 6700 South Street
Tinley Park, Illinois
Coordinates 41°34′33″N 87°46′58″W / 41.5758°N 87.7828°W / 41.5758; -87.7828Coordinates: 41°34′33″N 87°46′58″W / 41.5758°N 87.7828°W / 41.5758; -87.7828
Owned by Metra
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Pace Bus
Construction
Structure type Above Ground Station
Parking 738 spaces
Bicycle facilities No
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone E
History
Opened 1890
Rebuilt 2002-2005
Electrified No
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 321,552 Increase 1.03%
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Joliet
Rock Island District
  Former services  
Rock Island Line
Main Line

Tinley Park Station (also known as Tinley Park-Oak Park Avenue Station) is an elaborate commuter railroad station along Metra's Rock Island District line in Tinley Park, Illinois. The station is officially located at 6700 South Street between Oak Park Avenue and 66th Court, however parking is also available on the opposite side of the station along North Street between Oak Park Avenue and 67th Avenue, as well as the center of the block of Oak Park Avenue, 173rd Street, 67th Court and 172nd Street. Another parking area exists along South Street opposite the main parking lot at the station. The station itself is lies 23.5 miles (37.8 km) away from LaSalle Street, the northern terminus of the line.[1]

Tinley Park Metra 3,600-square-foot (330 m2) station features exterior stone, a roof, and wood rafters. A three-story clock tower offers views of Tinley Park and the adjacent Zabrocki Plaza, and contains Roman numerals engraved beneath four clocks in a circular fashion. It also contains an indoor/outdoor café that includes custom furnishings and internet jacks for laptop computers. Large glass windows provide a full view of the train tracks and promenade area. The station was honored by the American Institute of Architects as one of the 150 Great Places of Illinois.[2] All trains that stop at Tinley Park run through to Joliet, with the exception of train 303, which terminates at Tinley Park.

Tracks[edit]

There are 2 tracks at this station. On weekdays between 5:00 am - 2:00 pm trains from Chicago run on track 2 and trains to Chicago run on track 1. After 2:00 pm trains from Chicago run on track 1 and trains to Chicago run on track 2. On weekends all trains run on track 1, unless announced otherwise.[1]

Bus connections[edit]

Pace

  • 386 South Harlem

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