University Park (Metra 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
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone G
Opened 1977[1]
Electrified 1500v DC
Previous names Park Forest South
Ticket Vending Machines
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 Randolph Street 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.

Bus connections[edit]


  • #367 University Park

River Valley Metro

  • University Park Commuter Route


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