Naperville station


Inbound Metra train arrives at Naperville.
Location 105 East Fourth Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
United States
Coordinates 41°46′47″N 88°08′44″W / 41.7796°N 88.1455°W / 41.7796; -88.1455Coordinates: 41°46′47″N 88°08′44″W / 41.7796°N 88.1455°W / 41.7796; -88.1455
Owned by City of Naperville
Line(s) BNSF Railway
Platforms 2 side platforms (1 island platform demolished)
Tracks 3
Connections Pace Buses
Burlington Trailways
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code NPV
Fare zone F (Metra)
Opened 1910
Passengers (2014)

49,915 (Amtrak)[1]

4,002 (avg. weekday) (Metra)[2]
Rank 2 out of 236[3] (Metra)
Preceding station   Amtrak   Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr
toward Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward Quincy
Illinois Zephyr
toward Chicago
toward Aurora
BNSF Railway
  Former services  
Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad
toward Minneapolis
Minneapolis – St. Paul Line
Location within Illinois

Naperville is a train station in Naperville, Illinois, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. Amtrak trains stopping at the Naperville station include the California Zephyr, Illinois Zephyr, Carl Sandburg and Southwest Chief. It is also one of two stations in Naperville that serves Metra's BNSF Railway commuter line, and an abundance of Pace bus routes. Naperville Station was originally built in 1910 by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.[4] On April 26, 1946, the station was the site of a collision between the CB&Q's Exposition Flyer and Advance Flyer.

About 4,100 people board Metra trains at the Naperville station daily, making it the second busiest Metra station on the system outside Downtown Chicago (only behind Route 59).[5] The station serves roughly 53,000 Amtrak passengers annually.[6]

Trails & Rails and APRHF Rail Rangers program

Between May 18, 2013 and July 19, 2015, volunteer rangers with the National Park Service provided commentary for train passengers between Chicago, Illinois and La Plata, Missouri on Amtrak's Southwest Chief, including through Naperville. This Trails & Rails program was a partnership between Amtrak, the National Park Service, Texas A&M University, and the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF) in La Plata, Missouri. Volunteers were on board for two round-trips per week during the busy summer and winter holiday travel periods. Despite volunteers no longer being on the train, the reference manual used by Trails & Rails volunteers is still available for passengers at Outside The Rails. After the National Park Service ended its partnership with the APRHF in July 2015, the APRHF launched its Rail Rangers program, which continues to provide a similar service on private railroad car excursions across the Midwestern United States, including through Naperville on the BNSF line.

Bus connections


Burlington Trailways


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