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Blue Island (Blue Island Branch)

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Metra Electric

Year Opened 1935 # of Tracks 2
Rail Transfers Metra, CTA
Platform Layout Island Platform Park-n-Ride Yes
City Blue Island Right of Way
Point of Interest Close to the Vermont St Station of the METRA Rock Island Line

The Blue Island branch leaves the mainline at Kensington. It is a single track line to Blue Island. The line ends across the street from the Vermont St station of the METRA Rock Island Line to Joliet (making for a nice circle trip). This line does not operate on Sundays.

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View of the entrance to the Blue Island terminal as seen from the Vermont St station of the Rock Island. (4/23/05)
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Train waiting for passengers at Blue Island, with a lay-up train next to it. (4/23/05)
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Looking up the Blue Island Platform at a ready to depart train. (4/23/05)


To Millennium Station To Blue Island

Burr Oak

End of Line

Last Updated: 03/25/17

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