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|Police Department-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.
A valid permit must be displayed in order 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: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day ( or the date observed if Christmas falls on a weekend).
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 email@example.com with your name, address, phone number and email address and indicate the list you would like to be on.
Estimated Wait List times as of January 1, 2014:
Main Street: 6 years, 3 months
Belmont: 4 years, 7 months
Fairview: 20 months
|Fairview||$90 per qtr||$130 per qtr|
|Main Street||$90 per qtr|
|Belmont||$90 per qtr||$130 per qtr
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., 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 must be purchased the day of use.
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, west of Fairview Ave., and east of Fairview Ave, along Burlington Ave. and east of Florence Ave. There is also metered parking south of the tracks, north of 2nd Street in the Lot I parking lot. Please refer to the Commuter Parking Map for more information.
Commuters may also use the Pay by Phone option to pay for the metered spaces.
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 visiting 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
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.
Meter Payment by Cash Key
When a Cash Key is fully inserted into a meter, the meter displays the value remaining on the key, rounded to the nearest dollar. The first insertion also deducts $0.25. To register additional hours on the meter, re-insert the Cash Key. NOTE: The Cash Key is being phased out. Current key holders may continue to use theirs and add value as needed. However, there are no more available for new customers.
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.