Western Avenue station (BNSF Railway)

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Western Avenue
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LocationWestern Avenue and 18th Place
Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°51′28″N 87°41′07″W / 41.8578°N 87.6853°W / 41.8578; -87.6853Coordinates: 41°51′28″N 87°41′07″W / 41.8578°N 87.6853°W / 41.8578; -87.6853
Owned byBNSF
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
ConnectionsCTA Bus
Other information
Fare zoneA
Passengers (2014)78 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank209 out of 236[2]
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Aurora
BNSF Railway
  Former services  
Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad
toward Minneapolis
Minneapolis – St. Paul Line

Western Avenue (also known as Western Avenue & 18th Place) is a station on Metra's BNSF Railway Line located in Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The station consists of one side platform and one island platform for outbound and inbound trains. The station has no station house, though shelters are provided. Amtrak and BNSF Railway trains run on tracks parallel to the station. The station is 3.7 miles (6.0 km) away from Union Station along the railroad tracks.[3]

Western Avenue station is located near the Western station on the Cermak Branch of Chicago 'L''s Pink Line, as well as Western on the Blue Line's Congress branch. It is also located near an overpass for CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway and a BNSF Railway yard.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 18 16th/18th
  • 49 Western (Owl Service)
  • X49 Western Express (weekday rush hours only)


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