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Metra Lot Parking

There are three lots available for commuter parking that are easily accessible to commuters. Both the Permit Parking Lot and two Daily Parking Lots are located at 508 Main Street and 542 Main Street Main Street in Downtown West Chicago.

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Permit Parking
The charge for permit parking is $90.00 per quarter.

The permit must be displayed from the inside rearview mirror of the vehicle so that it may be visible from the front of the vehicle.

There is a wait list.  To add your name, please call (630) 293-2200 or click here to send an e-mail. Please include your full name, address, and phone number.

Daily Parking
The cost of daily parking is $1.50 for a 24-hour period. When parking in the daily lot, the number of parking space to be occupied should be noted in order to make payment at the pay-by-space machines located at the south end of both daily lot locations. At the completion of the payment transaction, a receipt will be provided. Deposit only the correct amount into the pay-by space machines, as no change is provided and no refund for overpayment will be administered.

Pre-paid parking cards for use at the daily parking lot are available to purchase at City Hall, or for your convenience, a vending machine is available inside the train depot. There is a charge of $20.00 per card, $5.00 of which is a service charge with the balance of $15.00 available for daily parking. You may replenish funds to your pre-paid parking card at the pay-by-space machines located in both daily lots.

Multiple Day Parking
If you plan on parking at the West Chicago Metra Station for more that one day, you may pay for up to a maximum of 72 hours in advance. Parking spaces numbered 145-165 (see map for multiple day parking spaces) are designated for multiple day parking and the following charges apply: $3.00 for two days (48 hours), $4.50 for three days (72 hours maximum of three consecutive days allowed).

Handicap Parking
Handicap parking is located in the Permit Lot, near the train depot.

Free Parking
There is no charge to park at Permit or Daily Commuter Lot locations on Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 12:00 a.m. Saturday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Free parking is also available on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.