Villa Park station

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Villa Park
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Location 349 North Ardmore Ave.
Villa Park, IL
Coordinates 41°53′47″N 87°58′39″W / 41.8965°N 87.9775°W / 41.8965; -87.9775Coordinates: 41°53′47″N 87°58′39″W / 41.8965°N 87.9775°W / 41.8965; -87.9775
Owned by Village of Villa Park
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone D
History
Opened 1908
Rebuilt 1979
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 841 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank 64 out of 236[2]
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Elburn
Union Pacific West
toward Ogilvie

Villa Park is a Metra commuter railroad station in Villa Park, a western suburb of Chicago. It is served by the Union Pacific/West Line and lies 17.8 miles (28.6 km) from the eastern terminus.[3] Trains go east to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago and as far west as Elburn, Illinois. Travel time to Ogilvie ranges from 43 minutes on local trains to 31 minutes on express trains, with faster times during peak hours.

The station is on ground level, at N. Ardmore Ave. and W. Terrace St., with parking lots north and south of the tracks. Villa Park's commercial district is centered on Ardmore Ave. and Saint Charles Road, several blocks south of the station. It serves as a replacement for the original Villa Avenue Station, which was built by the Chicago, Aurora, and Elgin Railroad in 1908 and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1986.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 26, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 26, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - Union Pacific/West Line
  4. ^ DuPage County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places

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