18th Street station (Illinois)

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18th Street
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The 18th Street station in October 2015.
Location 18th Street near Calumet Avenue
Near South Side, Chicago, IL
Coordinates 41°51′28″N 87°37′05″W / 41.85790°N 87.61792°W / 41.85790; -87.61792Coordinates: 41°51′28″N 87°37′05″W / 41.85790°N 87.61792°W / 41.85790; -87.61792
Owned by METRA
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 4
Other information
Fare zone A
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District

18th Street station is a commuter rail station on the Near South Side of Chicago, at 18th Street near Calumet Avenue. It serves the Metra Electric Line north to Millennium Station and south to University Park, Blue Island, and South Chicago. For many Metra Electric trains, this is a flag stop, and the train will only stop there if specifically requested by a passenger.[1]

The station is also occasionally served by trains of the South Shore Line to Gary and South Bend, Indiana, on an exceptional basis for Chicago Bears home games during football season.

The station was originally built by the Illinois Central Railroad (ICRR). The railroad was first built in 1907.


  1. ^ "Metra Electric: Chicago to University Park" (PDF). Metra. 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 

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