Harvey (Metra)

Harvey (Metra)

Infobox Station
type=Metra regional rail

address=Park Avenue & 154th Street
Harvey, IL
line=Rail color box|system=Metra|line=Metra Electric
other=Pace Bus
services=Ticket Vending Machines

Harvey Station is one of two Metra Electric commuter rail stations along the line's Main Branch in Harvey, Illinois. The station is officially located at Park Avenue & 154th Street, and is mi to km|20 away from the northern terminus at Randolph Street Station. [ [http://hometown.aol.com/chirailfan/mmelec.html Metra Railfan Tips - Metra Electric] ] In Metra's fare-based system, Harvey Metra Electric Station is in zone D.

Compared to most stations along the Metra Electric line, including Harvey's other station at 147th Street, Harvey Station is quite grand in its appearance. According to the City of Harvey's official website, the station is located two blocks from City Hall, and near Pace's Harvey Transportation Center. [ [http://www.cityofharvey.org/site2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=62&Itemid=74 City of Harvey Website - Transportation] ]

Parking is available along Park Avenue and the west side of the tracks between 155th Street and a bridge for a Canadian National Railway line that crosses underneath the Metra Electric Main Branch, as well as the Amtrak line that runs parallel to it, carrying the "City of New Orleans", "Illini", and "Saluki" trains. It also contains a much larger parking lot on the east side of the tracks surrounded by 155th Street, Commercial Avenue, and 156th Street.

= Pace Bus connections =

*349: South Western
*350: Sibley
*352: Halsted
*354: Harvey-Tinley Park
*364: 159th Street
*370: Harvey-Chicago Heights


External links

* [http://metrarail.com/Sched/me/harvey.shtml Metra Electric - Harvey Station]
* [http://hometown.aol.com/chirailfan/pmelec3.jpgTrain heading north of Harvey Station (Metra Railfan Photos)]


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