The Berkeley station prior to reconstruction
|Location||5900 West Park Avenue|
|Owned by||Union Pacific|
|Platforms||1 Side platform|
1 Island platform
|2018||145 (average weekday) 3.6%|
|Rank||173 out of 236|
Berkeley is a Metra commuter railroad station in Berkeley, a western suburb of Chicago. It is served by the Union Pacific/West Line, and lies 14.3 miles (23.0 km) from the eastern terminus. Trains go east to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago and as far west as Elburn, Illinois. Travel time to Ogilvie is 29 to 36 minutes, depending on the service. As of 2018, Berkeley is the 173rd busiest of the 236 non-downtown stations in the Metra system, with an average of 145 weekday boardings.
The station is at Park Avenue and Arthur Avenue. To the south there is a parking lot, a residential neighborhood of single-family homes, and several distribution centers and warehouses. A large industrial estate that houses the Proviso Yard of Union Pacific Railroad sits to the north. Immediately to the west there is a highway overpass that carries Interstate 294 over the freight yard. Berkeley Village Hall is on Electric Avenue, about a mile to the south.
- "Commuter Rail System Station Boarding/Alighting Count: Summary Results Fall 2018" (PDF). metrarail.com. April 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 May 2019.
- Metra Railfan Tips - Union Pacific/West Line
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