Western Avenue station (BNSF Railway)

Western Avenue (also known as Western Avenue & 18th Place) is a station on Metra's BNSF Railway Line located in Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The station consists of one side platform and one island platform for outbound and inbound trains. The station has no station house, though shelters are provided. Amtrak and BNSF Railway trains run on tracks parallel to the station. The station is 3.7 miles (6.0 km) away from Union Station along the railroad tracks.[3]

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Western Avenue
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LocationWestern Avenue and 18th Place
Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°51′28″N 87°41′07″W / 41.8578°N 87.6853°W / 41.8578; -87.6853Coordinates: 41°51′28″N 87°41′07″W / 41.8578°N 87.6853°W / 41.8578; -87.6853
Owned byBNSF
Line(s)BNSF Chicago Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
ConnectionsCTA Bus
Other information
Fare zoneA
Passengers (2014)78 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank209 out of 236[2]
Preceding station Metramlogo.svg Metra Following station
toward Aurora
BNSF Railway Halsted Street
Former services
Preceding station Burlington Route Following station
toward Aurora
Suburban Service Halsted Street
toward Chicago
Preceding station Grand Trunk Western Railroad Following station
Morrell Park
toward Chicago
Suburban Service Ashland Avenue
toward Valparaiso

Western Avenue station is located near the Western Pink Line 'L' station, as well as the Western station on the Blue Line's Congress branch. It is also located near an overpass for CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway and a BNSF Railway yard.

Bus connectionsEdit


  • 18 16th/18th
  • 49 Western (Owl Service)
  • X49 Western Express (weekday rush hours only)


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