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Metra Rail - The way to really fly

Elgin has three separate Metra train stations serving our great community from the northern Fox Valley to Chicago’s Union Station (which houses a vintage Elgin clock in the Grand Hall). Using Metra you can reach Chicago's beautiful lakefront, museums, zoos, sporting events, shops and restaurants, concerts, special events, schools and colleges as well as quaint, historic suburbs and small towns. In some cases, Metra can take you practically to the front door. In other cases, your destination can be easily reached via connecting Pace buses and/or CTA buses and trains.

Big Timber Road Station
2025 Big Timber Rd.
Elgin IL 60123

Elgin Station
109 W Chicago St.
Elgin, IL 60120

National Street Station
85 National St.
Elgin IL 60120


PACE Bus  - Connecting Communities

Elgin’s Transportation Center is located between the bridges of Highland Avenue and Chicago Street in downtown Elgin. PACE currently has twelve routes serviced within our community, and connects to routes along CTA, RTA and Metra in over 220 communities in the six county area. PACE's fixed-route bus service conveniently carries commuters throughout the suburbs using a set schedule and routing, PACE provides fast and economical service to employment centers, hospitals, shopping centers and many other attractions.

Elgin Transportation Center
102-06 W Chicago St.
Elgin IL 60120