Joliet Transportation Center

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Joliet
Amtrak Inter-city rail station
Metra commuter rail station
Coordinates 41°31′28″N 88°04′44″W / 41.52444°N 88.07889°W / 41.52444; -88.07889Coordinates: 41°31′28″N 88°04′44″W / 41.52444°N 88.07889°W / 41.52444; -88.07889
Line(s) Amtrak / Metra Heritage Corridor / Rock Island District
Platforms 1 island platform (Amtrak/Heritage Corridor)
1 side platform (Rock Island District)
Tracks 2 (Amtrak/Heritage Corridor)
1 (Rock Island District)
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code JOL (Amtrak)
Fare zone H (Metra)
History
Opened 2014 (temporary structure)
2018 (full structure)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward St. Louis
Lincoln Service
toward Chicago
Texas Eagle
Terminus
Metra
TerminusHeritage Corridor
Rock Island District

The Joliet Transportation Center is a multimodal mass transit center linking passenger bus routes, Metra commuter trains, and Amtrak passenger trains in the city of Joliet, Illinois. It has replaced Joliet Union Station as the commuter and passenger train station serving Joliet. Union Station ceased to provide train service in September 2014,[1] and groundbreaking for the new station took place late in 2016, with construction beginning shortly afterward.[2] After several delays, the station officially opened to Amtrak and Metra traffic on April 11, 2018.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wimbiscus, Bill. "Final train departs Union Station". The Herald-News. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ Okon, Bob (8 October 2016). "Yes, Joliet, a train station is being built". The Herald-News. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Okon, Bob (26 October 2017). "Train station exterior nearly done; opening slated for early 2018". The Herald-News. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  4. ^ Fabbre, Alicia (April 11, 2018). "New train station opens for commuters in Joliet, ending a six-year wait". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 12, 2018.