Kensington/115th Street station
Kensington/115th Street is a commuter rail station on the far south side of Chicago that serves the Metra Electric Line north to Millennium Station and south to University Park and Blue Island. The station is located at 115th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. It is the last station for Blue Island Branch trains before those split off of the main line for Blue Island. The South Shore Line diverges to Indiana immediately south of this station. It had previously stopped at this station prior to February 15, 2012, with the reconfiguration of the junction to minimize congestion.
|Location||115th Street & Cottage Grove Avenue|
Pullman, Chicago, Illinois
|Line(s)||University Park Sub District|
|Platforms||1 Island platform (formerly 2)|
|Fare zone||C (Metra)|
|Electrified||1926 (1500 V DC)|
In 1991, an advocacy group formed to press Metra to make necessary cosmetic and safety upgrades to this station, one of the busiest on the Metra Electric line. Dubbed "Operation Restore Kensington," the group pressured railroad officials to work closely with the city to upgrade parking, enhance station lighting, landscaping and security, and persuade local vendors to open concession stands in the station. For its efforts, O.R.K. monitored the railroad's efforts to build a brand new station and assisted with the railroad's efforts to increase station parking facilities. O.R.K. was disbanded in the 1990s.
- 4 Cottage Grove
- 111A Pullman Shuttle
- 115 Pullman/115th
- "SOUTH SHORE TO DISCONTINUE SERVICE TO KENSINGTON/115TH ST. STATION". Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District. December 9, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
- Illinois Central Schedule June 1941.
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