Hampshire Metra station

Hampshire Metra station

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Since: Mar 11

Franklin Park, IL

#1 Mar 9, 2011
Any chance of getting a Metra station in Hampshire?
1- We have a train line already thru town- I assume reachable from the Big Timber station tracks.

2- Elburn has a station- pop 5-6 thousand...so why can't Hampshire.

3- I can get home faster, and watch TV ! It's all about me.

4- Hampshire, Genoa, Burlington, Huntley, Pingree Grove, Gilberts, Elgin-sw end would supply commuters.
Kevin McDonough

United States

#2 Aug 19, 2013
It's more realistic to extend the line from Big Timber to Hampshire than Marengo because marrngo is on the CNW line not the Milwaukee road

Elgin, IL

#3 Nov 18, 2013
a metra station would be wonderful since we currently have no public transportation here.

Mode, IL

#4 Nov 19, 2013
Probably won't happen considering Genoa was already approved to get Amtrack as soon as the details are finalized. It will only have 3 stops. Chicago, Genoa, and Dubuque, Ia.
Kevin McDonough

Mount Prospect, IL

#5 Aug 26, 2014
Amtrak has completely rerouted the segment between Chicago and Rockford. It will run on the Milwaukee District West Line between Chicago and Elgin and the old C&NW line between Elgin and Rockford. Amtrak is bleeped up to change the route. Only a complete idiot would route that line through a branch line run by another railway. Change it back to the old route and extend commuter service.

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