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University Park
Location1900 University Parkway
University Park, Illinois 60484
Coordinates41°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 byMetra
Line(s)University Park Sub District
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2 tracks
ConnectionsLocal Transit Pace bus
River Valley Metro bus
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeUPK
Fare zoneG
History
Opened1977[1]
Electrified1500v DC
Previous namesPark Forest South
Passengers
2018808 (average weekday)[2]Decrease 10.9%
Rank64 out of 236[2]
Services
Preceding station
Metra
Following station
Terminus Metra Electric District
Main Line
Richton Park

University Park is a station on Metra's 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 on South Governor's Highway near West Stuenkel Road. In Metra's zone-based fare system, University Park is in zone G. As of 2018, University Park is the 64th busiest of Metra's 236 non-downtown stations, with an average of 808 weekday boardings.[2]

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

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 on both sides of the platform, however, most trains departing to Chicago board from the inbound side.

Bus connections

Pace

River Valley Metro

References

  1. ^ a b Metra Railfan Tips - Metra Electric
  2. ^ a b c "Commuter Rail System Station Boarding/Alighting Count: Summary Results Fall 2018" (PDF). Metra. April 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 May 2019.