Kenosha is a railroad station in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, served by Metra's Union Pacific/North Line. It is the northern terminus of the line, which runs south to the Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago, Illinois. Kenosha is the only Metra station outside of Illinois, as far as 51.6 miles (83.0 km) from Ogilvie Transportation Center. Because it is located outside the RTA’s jurisdiction, the service to the station is partially subsidized by the city of Kenosha. It is the northernmost station of the entire Metra system, making it the most northern station in the entire RTA network. Other commuter services extended from Chicago into Wisconsin but were eventually discontinued. The KD Line ran from Kenosha to Harvard and closed in 1939. The Northwest Line had a branch to Williams Bay that was cut back to Lake Geneva in 1966 and discontinued north of the state line in 1975. The Milwaukee Road had commuter service to Walworth until 1982 when Fox Lake became the present northern terminal.
|Location||5414 13th Avenue|
|Owned by||Union Pacific|
|Platforms||1 island platform, 1 side platform|
|Passengers (2018)||345 (average weekday)|
|Rank||135 of 236|
The station was opened in 1855 by the Chicago & Milwaukee Railroad and was acquired by the CN&W in 1881. The last intercity passenger train stopped in Kenosha in 1971; since then it has only been used for commuter services by the CN&W, then Metra in 1984
The station is linked to Kenosha's streetcar system, which stops on the far side of the station's parking lot.
Though Kenosha Station pre-dates the Civil War, it was restored in the period between 2004 and 2006. Metra does not have a ticket office there, and the waiting room serves as dining area for a fast food restaurant.
Kenosha is served by nine Chicago-bound trains on a weekday, five on a Saturday, and three on a Sunday or holiday. Most other trains terminate at the Waukegan station. There is a small coach yard at Kenosha where nine trainsets are stored overnight and on weekends as well as a Union Pacific maintenance facility.
As of 2018, Kenosha is the 135th busiest of Metra's 236 non-downtown stations, with an average of 345 weekday boardings.
- "Commuter Rail System Station Boarding/Alighting Count: Summary Results Fall 2018" (PDF). Metra. April 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 26, 2019.