95th Street/Chicago State University station

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95th Street/Chicago State University
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The 95th Street/Chicago State University station in February 2016.
Location 95th Street & Cottage Grove Avenue
Roseland, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°43′18″N 87°36′14″W / 41.7216°N 87.6039°W / 41.7216; -87.6039Coordinates: 41°43′18″N 87°36′14″W / 41.7216°N 87.6039°W / 41.7216; -87.6039
Owned by Metra
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 4
Connections CTA Buses
Parking No
Other information
Fare zone C
Electrified 1926
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District
Main Line & Blue Island Branch

95th Street/Chicago State University is an electrified commuter rail station along Metra Electric's main line on the northeast corner of Chicago State University in Chicago, Illinois. The station is located at 95th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, and is 12.04 miles (19.38 km) away from the northern terminus at Millennium Station.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, 95th Street/Chicago State University is in zone C.

Like much of the main branch of the Metra Electric line, 95th Street-CSU is built on elevated tracks near the embankment of a bridge over 95th Street. This bridge also carries the Amtrak line that runs parallel to it, carrying the City of New Orleans, Illini, and Saluki trains. In addition the line, which is owned by Canadian National Railway has a connection to the Norfolk Southern Railway which crosses over the tracks as well as Cottage Grove Avenue, between Lyon and Burnside Avenues.

In April 2004, the Chicago State University master plan called for a new station south of the existing one,[2] which has caused some controversy among the students and the surrounding neighborhood.[3][citation needed] The station, if built, would serve as a combined Metra and Chicago Transit Authority Transit Center.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 4 Cottage Grove
  • N5 South Shore Night Bus
  • 95 95th
  • 100 Jeffery Manor Express (weekday rush hours only)
  • 115 Pullman/115th


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