Willow Springs station (Illinois)

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Willow Springs
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The Willow Springs station in April 2016.
Location 87th Street & Archer
Willow Springs, Illinois
Coordinates 41°44′00″N 87°52′42″W / 41.7334°N 87.8783°W / 41.7334; -87.8783Coordinates: 41°44′00″N 87°52′42″W / 41.7334°N 87.8783°W / 41.7334; -87.8783
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Pace Buses
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone D
Opened 1870
Passengers 95 (avg. weekday 2014)[1]
Rank 198 out of 236[2]
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Joliet
Heritage Corridor

Willow Springs is a station on Metra's Heritage Corridor in Willow Springs, Illinois. The station is 17.5 miles (28.2 km) away from Union Station, the northern terminus of the line.[3] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Willow Springs is in zone D.

The tracks run parallel to both the Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. They also run along a former Chicago and Alton Railroad line, and shares the right-of-way with Amtrak's Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle trains, however, no Amtrak trains stop here.

Though Metra gives the address to the station as being at 87th Street and Archer Avenue, the actual location is along Willow Boulevard beneath the Gilbert Avenue Bridge. The current station is on the east side below this bridge. Parking is available on the west side of the bridge.

Bus connections[edit]

Pace "Route 831 – Joliet/Midway". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service. 


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