Service Alerts

Metra Alert - Metra Electric District Extra Service For Chicago Bears Games

The Metra Electric District will run extra train service for anticipation of larger than normal crowds for the Chicago Bears home games. For more information click here and visit

Metra Alert ME - Homewood East Side Construction Will Begin March 13

Beginning Monday, March 13, access to the Homewood Station from the east will be closed for station construction until Summer 2024.  Access to the boarding platform will be through the Park Avenue entrance ONLY (west side of tracks).


Beginning, Monday, March 6, the Pace bus stop will relocate from Harwood Avenue to Park Avenue.  Please allow additional time and use caution near the work zone.

Metra Alert ME - 79th street/Chatham Station Closure Beginning July 10 - Station Rebuild Project.

 The 79th street/Chatham station on the Metra Electric line will be closed beginning Monday, July 10 for approximately 9 months. During this time passengers can use 75th and 83rd street stations as alternatives. This is part of the Metra Electric Community initiative to transform multiple stations on the Metra Electric District. Once completed, stations will have enclosed ADA-accessible street-level entrances, lobbies with elevators, new stairs, headhouses, new composite deck platforms, new lighting, and signage.  For more information click here.

Metra Alert ME - Stairway Construction at University Park

Reconstruction of the stairs at the University Park station will begin in early November. Metra anticipates completion of the project by early 2024. Please exercise caution near the work zone.

Metra Alert ME - Metra Electric 103rd station to close November 20 - Full Reconstruction

As part of the Metra Electric Community Initiative to transform 13 stations on the district, the 103rd Street/Rosemoor station will be closed beginning November 20 for a full reconstruction. The station is expected to be closed 7 to 12 months. Durng this time, customers can use 107th Street and 95th Street/Chicago State University as alternatives. For additional information click here.

Metra Alert ME - 107th Street Station

Due to the significant damage caused by a fire on November 28th, the waiting area is no longer protected from weather. Metra forces will work to repair the station as quickly as possible but for now, please use caution when passing through the area to and from the platform. Metra Electric trains will make scheduled stops at the 107th street station.


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Station Details

Van Buren Street Station
Agent Hours 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (M-F) Closed (Sat-Sun) Ticket vending machines also available
Waiting Room Hours 5 a.m. to 12:50 a.m.
Train Lines Metra Electric (ME)
Accessibility Yes
Station Address

132 E. Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60605

Connecting Services

CTA Routes: 3, 4, 6, J14, 19, 20, 26, 56, 60, 124, 143, 147, 151, 157Brown, Green, Pink, Orange and Purple Lines

South Shore


Station Parking No
Station Zone A
Parking Contact