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Main St. Evanston Station

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While the 'L' and Metra stations are co-located, the station entrances are not aligned for easy transfer so it is not considered at a transfer point given the availability to do so at the Davis St. Evanston Station further north.

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The 'L' side of the station is simply named Main. The CTA station is not wheelchair accessible.

This station is served by Purple Line.

CTA ticket machines are available at the station house on Chicago Ave, which sell reloadable Ventra card, single-ride, or 1 day ticket. All riders must pass through the turnstile with a valid Ventra card, ticket, contactless bank card, or mobile device with Apple/Samsung/Android Pay.

This station features side platforms.

CTA 'L' lines at Main St. Evanston Station
Next stop Next stop
North to Linden
Purple Line
South Boulevard
South to Howard, (peak) the Loop


This station is served by the Union Pacific North line. Waiting room is available. Tickets may be purchased online, through the Ventra mobile app, or onboard the train from conductors. This station features side platforms. The east platform is for trains to Chicago.

Metra lines at Main St. Evanston Station
Next stop Next stop
Davis St. Evanston
North to Kenosha
Union Pacific North
Rogers Park
South to Chicago



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