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Northwestern University

Public Transit


Train service to both Northwestern campuses

Bus service to the Evanston campus


Metra has frequent service to Evanston from Chicago and the northern suburbs on the Union Pacific/North Line.

View the complete schedule for the Union Pacific/North Line on the Metra website.

CTA/Metra Combination

Residents of Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Ravenswood, and other nearby neighborhoods who commute north to Evanston should consider a CTA/Metra combination. For many commuters, this combination alternative is faster than the Purple Line Express because of the reliability of the Metra trains.

Take the CTA to the Metra's Ravenswood or Clybourn Stations

Take Metra north to Evanston's Davis Street Station

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