Riverdale station (Illinois)

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Location 137th & Illinois Streets
Riverdale, Illinois
Coordinates 41°38′47″N 87°37′24″W / 41.6465°N 87.6234°W / 41.6465; -87.6234Coordinates: 41°38′47″N 87°37′24″W / 41.6465°N 87.6234°W / 41.6465; -87.6234
Owned by Metra
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Pace Buses
Structure type Elevated
Parking Yes
Other information
Fare zone D
Electrified 1926
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Metra Electric District
Main Line

Riverdale is one of two commuter rail stations on the Metra Electric main branch in Riverdale, Illinois, a village just southwest of the adjacent Riverdale neighborhood of Chicago. The station is located at 137th Street and Illinois Street, and is 17.33 miles (27.89 km) away from the northern terminus at Randolph Street Station.[1] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Rivedale is in zone D.

Riverdale is the first station south of Kensington-115th Street, where the Blue Island Branch and the South Shore Line split from the right of way. It is built on a bridge embankment south of 137th Street, which also carries Amtrak's City of New Orleans, Illini, and Saluki trains. A wrought-iron fence exists between the sidewalk and the street below the station, and bridges are available beneath the tracks for 137th and 138th Streets. Parking is primarily available along Illinois Street and the railroad tracks between 137th and 139th Streets, but street-side parking can also be found on the opposite side of Illinois Street between 137th Street and 137th Place, and along 137th Street west of the railroad bridge.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 348 Harvey/Riverdale/Blue Island


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