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Train Service

Southwest Train Service

Metra Station

123rd Street and 82nd Avenue
Palos Park, IL
For schedules go to: Southwest Service Information

Sunday & Holiday Service

There is no train service on Sunday or the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas


A commuter parking lot is available to the public on a first come basis for a minimal daily fee ($1.25 / per day pay on-site).

Palos Park Metra Station

Crooked Arrow Crossing Cafe
Located in the Palos Park Metra Station. The Crooked Arrow Crossing serves a full array of coffees, cappuccinos, and tea, lite breakfast and lunch fare, including pastries and breads baked daily on the premises, quiches and bistro style sandwiches.


Long Term Parking

Metra Parking Placard Application

The Village of Palos Park sells Metra Parking Placards on a monthly, semi-annual and annual basis. Payment can be made either by check, cash or credit card. The Metra Parking Placards may be purchased at the Palos Park Village Hall, 8999 West 123rd Street, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at Crooked Arrow in the Palos Park Metra Station from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Fill out application, include your payment and drop it in the drop box at the Village Hall. If you have any questions please call 708-671-3700.



Download Parking Application



Metra Station’s Payment Drop Box Locations

·  Metra Station: A Payment Drop box is located at the Metra Station outside the main entrance on the east side of the building.

·  Kaptur Administrative Center: A Payment Drop Box is located on the east side of the Kaptur Administrative Center’s parking lot. Residents can drop off utility bills, parking citations, and recreation registration.


Display Parking Placards

Placards must be placed in the lower driver’s side corner of vehicle’s front window.  The placard, like the daily cash payment method, is valid only Monday through Friday from ½ hour prior to the first inbound train to Chicago until a ½ hour after the last outbound train from Chicago. It does not cover overnight or weekend parking. Please note that having a placard does not guarantee a parking space.

Bikes on the Train

Bicycles are permitted on all weekday trains arriving in Chicago after 9:30 A.M. and leaving Chicago before 3:00 P.M. and after 7:00 P.M., and on all weekend trains. There are some exceptions, for more information, go to


As a reminder, Metra reserves the right to prohibit bicycles if coaches are crowded or access is impeded, and makes no assurances that space will be available for bicycles. Individual cyclists must be at least 16 years old. Riders aged 12 through 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 12 are not permitted.