Stony Island station

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Stony Island station (also known as Stony Island Avenue station) is the first electrified commuter rail station along the South Chicago Branch of the Metra Electric Line. The station is located in the median of 71st Street west of the intersection with Stony Island Avenue, and is 9.10 miles (14.65 km) away from the northern terminus at Randolph Street Station.[2] In Metra's fare-based system, Stony Island is in zone B. As of 2018, Stony Island is the 189th busiest of Metra's 236 non-downtown stations, with an average of 99 weekday boardings.[1]

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Stony Island
Stony Island Metra Station.jpg
Stony Island Metra Electric station as seen from eastbound 71st Street.
General information
Location71st Street and Stony Island Avenue
South Shore, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°45′58″N 87°35′14″W / 41.7661°N 87.5872°W / 41.7661; -87.5872Coordinates: 41°45′58″N 87°35′14″W / 41.7661°N 87.5872°W / 41.7661; -87.5872
Owned byMetra
Line(s)South Chicago Subdistrict
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsCTA Bus
Construction
ParkingNo
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneB
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
201899 (average weekday)[1]Decrease 9.2%
Rank189 out of 236[1]
Services
Preceding station Metramlogo.svg Metra Following station
63rd Street Metra Electric
South Chicago Branch
Bryn Mawr
Former services
Preceding station Illinois Central Railroad Following station
Bryn Mawr Electric Suburban
South Chicago Branch
67th Street
Terminus World's Fair branch Terminal
Terminus

Along with Bryn Mawr station, Stony Island is one of two stations that run along the median of 71st Street. South Shore station is located just southeast of that end of that median. No parking lots are available for this station; however there are bus connections provided by the Chicago Transit Authority.

The station is mentioned in Robert A. Heinlein's 1942 novella The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag.

Bus connectionsEdit

CTA

  • 28 Stony Island
  • 71 71st/South Shore

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Commuter Rail System Station Boarding/Alighting Count: Summary Results Fall 2018" (PDF). Metra. April 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ Metra Railfan Tips - Metra Electric

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