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Aurora Transportation Center

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Owned by  City of Aurora
Tracks  2
Disabled access  Yes
Phone  +1 630-692-6313
Platforms in use  2
Line(s)  BNSF Railway
Connections  Pace Buses
Opened  1986
Connection  Pace
Aurora Transportation Center
Location  233 North Broadway Aurora, Illinois
Address  233 N Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505, United States
Similar  Route 59 station, Aurora Regional Fire Muse, Phillips Park, Geneva station, Phillips Park Zoo

Metra train at the aurora transportation center march 25 2016


The Aurora Transportation Center is a station on Metra's BNSF Railway Line in Aurora, Illinois. The station is 38.4 miles (61.8 km) from Union Station, the east end of the line. In Metra's zone-based fare system, Aurora is in zone H. There is a staffed station building.

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Aurora is the west end of the BNSF Railway Line and is served by numerous Pace bus routes. It served as a Greyhound bus stop until September 7, 2011. Amtrak trains do not stop here. There has been speculation that the line will be extended to the Plano Amtrak station.

The station replaced the former Aurora Train Station, at the corners of South Broadway and Washington Street (see picture below). That station was smaller with considerably less parking area, but Amtrak trains as well as Metra trains stopped here. The station opened in the early 1900s and closed in the mid-1980s. The building was torn down in April 2013.

Aurora is a stub-track terminal, which means the Metra tracks actually stop here. Amtrak and BNSF freights use the two tracks east of the station.

Bus connections

Pace "Route 521 – East Circulator". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.  "Route 524 – West Circulator". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.  "Route 528 – Aurora Transportation Center/Rush-Copley Medical Center". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.  "Route 529 – Randall Road/5th Street". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.  "Route 530 – West Galena/Westfield Shoppingtown Fox Valley Center". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.  "Route 532 – Illinois Avenue". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.  "Route 533 – Molitor". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.  "Route 802 – Aurora/St. Charles". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service.  "Route 907 – Oswego/Aurora Metra Shuttle". PaceBus.com. Chicago: Pace Suburban Bus Service. 

References

Aurora Transportation Center Wikipedia


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