University Park station

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University Park
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Location 1900 University Parkway
University Park, Illinois 60484
Coordinates 41°27′33″N 87°43′24″W / 41.4593°N 87.7234°W / 41.4593; -87.7234Coordinates: 41°27′33″N 87°43′24″W / 41.4593°N 87.7234°W / 41.4593; -87.7234
Owned by Metra
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2 tracks
Connections Local Transit Pace bus
River Valley Metro bus
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code UPK
Fare zone G
Opened 1977[1]
Electrified 1500v DC
Previous names Park Forest South
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District
Main Line

University Park is a station on Metra's Metra Electric line located in University Park, Illinois. University Park is the southern terminus of the Metra Electric main line and is 31.5 miles (50.7 km) away from the northern terminus at Millennium Station.[1] The station is located at 1900 University Parkway. In Metra's zone-based fare system, University Park is in zone G.

University Park station is located at grade level. The station consists of one island platform which serves two tracks; Canadian National tracks (ex-Illinois Central) parallel the Metra Electric tracks. The station has an unstaffed waiting room with a ticket vending machine. Parking is available at the station. University Park opened in 1977; Metra Electric service (then part of the Illinois Central Railroad) previously had terminated at Richton Park, the first stop after University Park.

Station layout[edit]

University Park has an underground mezzanine containing ticket vending machines as well as parking token machines. The platform serves two tracks. Both tracks continue into the yard, however, due to the frequency of the Metra Electric District, most trains do not continue into the yard. On the platform, two 24/7 shelters are available. Trains board and de-board on both sides of the platform, however, most trains departing to Chicago board from the inbound side.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 367 University Park

River Valley Metro

  • University Park Commuter Routes 1 and 2


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