Joliet Transportation Center

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]

Joliet, IL
Amtrak Inter-city rail station
Metra commuter rail station
Joliet station.jpg
Joliet's Rock Island Line platform in May 2016.
Coordinates41°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
Platforms1 island platform (Amtrak/Heritage Corridor)
1 side platform (Rock Island District)
Tracks2 (Amtrak/Heritage Corridor)
1 (Rock Island District)
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeJOL (Amtrak)
Fare zoneH (Metra)
History
Opened2014 (temporary structure)
2018 (full structure)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Dwight
toward St. Louis
Lincoln Service Summit
toward Chicago
Pontiac Texas Eagle Chicago
Terminus
Preceding station Metramlogo.svg Metra Following station
Terminus Heritage Corridor Lockport
Rock Island District New Lenox
Former / future services
Preceding station Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Following station
Elwood
toward Mobile
Main Line Lockport
toward Chicago

ReferencesEdit

  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.