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Metra logo Rail Station: 59th Street (University of Chicago)

Overview
Rail Lines:Electric District
Status:year-round
Location:59th St. and Harper St.
Fare Zone:B
Detailed Metra Fare Structure
Milepost:7.4
Related Web Pages:Electric District Schedule from Metra
Metra Station Page
 
Demographics
Population1/2 mile1 mile
20107,84629,528
20157,93230,100
Change+1.1%+1.9%
2040 (Projected)8,35532,736
 
Employment1/2 mile1 mile
20104,08829,298
20154,11229,489
Change+0.6%+0.6%
2040 (Projected)4,23630,445
The 2010 (base estimate), 2015 (interpolated) and 2040 (projected) population and employment statistics are estimates tabulated by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency of Planning (CMAP). The CMAP statistics are derived from square mile subzones. For more information see: https://datahub.cmap.illinois.gov/dataset/2040-forecast-of-population-households-and-employment
 
Ridership
Ridership Trend
Weekday Boardings:812 (2018 count)
Parking Capacity:131 spaces (2016 count)
Parking Utilization:83%
Mode of Access:44% Walked, 40% Drive Alone, 7% Dropped Off, 1% Carpool, 2% Bus, 1% Rapid Transit, 1% Bike, 2% Other Metra (2016 Survey)
Parking and Access
 
Land Use
Category1/2 mile1 mile
Open Space36%32%
Transportation and Other26%24%
Institutional17%16%
Multi-Family Residential12%14%
Single-Family Residential7%6%
Vacant1%4%
Commercial1%3%
Source: CMAP 2010 Land Use Inventory
 
Related Projects
Capital Program:List of Capital Projects
Planning Studies:none
PMO Projects:none
 
Connecting Services
CTA Bus Routes:6 Jackson Park Express accessible
15 Jeffery Local accessible
28 Stony Island accessible
59 59th/61st accessible
171 U Of C - Hyde Park accessible
 
Related Jurisdictions
Counties:Cook
Municipalities:Chicago
US Congressional Districts:1 Bobby Rush
Illinois Senate Districts:13 Robert Peters
Illinois House Districts:25 Curtis Tarver
County Board Districts:Cook 3
Chicago Wards:5 Leslie Hairston
Councils of Mayors:Chicago
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