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Commuter Parking

 

Table 1: Contact information.
Contact Telephone
Parking Questions: email parking@downers.us (630) 434-5500
Police Department: Ticket/enforcement inquiries (630) 434-5600

The Main Street, Belmont Road and Fairview Avenue train stations in Downers Grove provide Metra rail service from Aurora to Chicago.

Parking is available at all three stations through a combination of Permits, Daily Parking and Parking Meters.

Permits

A valid permit must be displayed to park in commuter lots between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Please see the Commuter Parking Map for the location of the permit lots.

Parking is free in commuter lots on weekdays after 11:00 a.m., weekends, and on the following major holidays

Wait List

Due to a demand greater than the number of permit spaces available, the Village maintains a wait list. Commuters may place their names on one or more of the wait lists, however, only residents of incorporated Downers Grove may be added to the Main Street wait list. Please email parking@downers.us with your name, address, phone number and email address and indicate the list/s you would like to be on.

Estimated Wait List times as of April 2015:   

Main Street: 6 years 
Belmont: 4 years, 9 months
Fairview: 1 year, 6 months

Permit Fees

For the purpose of defining residency, residents are considered those whose current home address is located within the Village corporate limits.

To verify residency, visit  http://maps.downers.us/pnav/  In the upper right corner of the map, enter your address, PIN, or owner name in the text box. If your property does not have gray dots over it, then you live within the corporate limits of Downers Grove.  If you need further assistance, please call 630-434-5500.

Table 2: Train station permit fees.
Train StationDowners Grove
Residents
Non-Residents
(and Unincorporated)
Fairview $90 per qtr $130 per qtr
Main Street $90 per qtr
Belmont $90 per qtr $130 per qtr

Daily Parking

Daily Parking Permits can be purchased for $3.00 at Village Hall (801 Burlington Avenue) or the Public Works Facility (5101 Walnut Avenue). These one-day permits are valid in all commuter lots and may purchased only on the day of use.

  • One-day permits for the Belmont Road Station may be purchased at the Public Works Facility, 5101 Walnut Ave., beginning at 8:15 a.m. 
  • One-day permits for the Main Street and Fairview Avenue stations may be purchased at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., beginning at 8:30 a.m. 

Main Street Station

The Parking Deck is located one block south of the Main Street Train Station, at the intersection of Curtiss Street and Mochel Drive. Daily parking spaces are located on Levels 3, 4 and 5 for $3.00, which can be paid at one of the automated pay stations on site. Spaces fill up quickly on weekday mornings, usually by 7:30 a.m.  

The Parking Deck is free after 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays.  Please refer to the Parking Deck Brochure for more information.

Belmont Road Station

Daily parking is available south of the tracks in Lot K and north of the tracks in Lot J. The Belmont Train Station Parking Guide shows the locations and details the payment procedures for these lots.

Fairview Avenue Station

Daily metered parking is available:

  • North of the tracks, east of Fairview Ave, along Burlington Ave. 
  • East of Florence Ave. 
  • North of 2nd Street in Lot I.

Please refer to the Commuter Parking Map for more information.

PAY BY PHONE

This option allows customers to bypass the pay stations and pay for their daily fee parking space by phone or via their mobile device. Fairview customers may use this option to pay for metered spaces, in lieu of coins. In addition to the $3.00 parking fee, there is a .50 service charge for each transaction.

Customers that wish to take advantage of this service need to register for an account by calling Passport Parking at 630-581-2445 or visit their website.

When prompted, enter the ZONE NUMBER posted on the green Pay by Phone sign, located near the pay station. 

PARKING DECK = 307
BELMONT LOTS = 306
FAIRVIEW LOT = 308

Parking Meters

Meters accept quarters only. Each quarter registers one hour of time, up to 12 hours maximum. Meters must be fed Monday through Saturday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The Commuter Parking Map shows the locations of the meters for each station.

Handicapped Accessible Parking

Please see the Commuter Parking Map for the location of handicapped accessible parking. Parking permits are not required however, valid handicapped parking placards or license plates must be displayed.