Railroad Heritage

Much of the Illinois right of way for MetroLink follows an old Louisville & Nashville route, including this portion of the line in Belleville.  Years ago there was a railroad stop in this area that provided service to and from both namesake cities of that railroad.  MetroLink has been notably successful in incorporating old railroad lines into its network.

A bike and pedestrian path parallels the rails near the station, and extends outbound to the next station, at College. 

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