Chicago's largest commuter operation previously had many local stations within Chicago and the immediate nearby suburbs. But in 1958, many of those stations were discontinued, allowing Chicago & North Western to focus more on longer suburban commutes. Some stations were discontinued earlier. As it turns out, CTA rapid transit lines operate close to all three Chicago & North Western lines in these areas.
Stations capitalized and without commentary are present Metra stations, further information on stations at official Metra Web Site.
Milepost locations are indicated, distance from Chicago.
Maplewood (4.1) - station was located southwest of the intersection of Diversey Ave. and Rockwell Ave., on the north side of the tracks.
Avondale (5.1) - station was located on the south side of Irene Ave., northeast of the intersection of Belmont Ave. and Kedzie Ave., on the north side of the tracks.
Parkview (5.9) - station was located on the south side of Parkview Terrace, north of Addison St., on the north side of the tracks. At the time, Parkview Terrace closely paralleled the railroad, but was shifted north with construction of the Kennedy Expressway.
IRVING PARK (6.7) - prior to construction of the Kennedy Expressway, Irving Park Rd. and Kedvale Ave. actually intersected. And a station was located southwest of that intersection, on the north side of the tracks.
Kostner Avenue (7.1) - station and street was previously known as Hunting Avenue, and station was located northwest of the intersection of Kostner Ave. and Berteau Ave., on the north side of the tracks.
Mayfair (7.6) - an earlier station was located on the south side of Avondale Ave., west of Kilpatrick Ave., on the north side of the tracks, and south of Sunnyside Ave. Construction of the Kennedy Expressway eliminated those streets in that area. After completion of track elevation in the 1920's, the newer station was located under the viaduct, on the south side of Montrose Ave., west of the present location of the Kennedy Expressway. Station portals remain evident.
JEFFERSON PARK (8.7)