Woodstock is serviced by the Union Pacific Northwest (UP-NW) Metra train line, which runs from Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC) in Chicago out to Harvard and alternately to McHenry, which excludes Woodstock.
The Woodstock Metra Station, located at 90 Church St. in downtown Woodstock, has no agent, so all ticketing, aside from pre-purchase passes, happens on the train.
During normal circumstances, the station is open from 5:30 am to 6 pm, however, due to COVID, the station may often be locked, with no access to the interior waiting area. Fortunately, the Chicago inbound side does at least feature a number of covered seated shelters.
Metra Train Station Address: 90 Church St, Woodstock, IL 60098
Woodstock Metra Train schedule: check the official Metra UP-NW schedule.
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In the past, various cafes and coffee shops have been run from inside the station, but at this time, I believe none are operating at the station. Fortunately, the station is just a short walk from the downtown Woodstock Historic Square District.
The train frequency to and from Woodstock is less than many other stations within McHenry County, also likely further reduced due to COVID.
However, with the close proximity to the historic square as well as the free, 24-hour parking at the Metra Station, it does present a fun day trip opportunity to visit, or visit from, other UP-NW locations.
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