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Metra Station in Palos Park, Illinois

Palos Park Train Station
123rd and 82nd Ave., Palos Park, IL 60464

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Contact Metra Train:
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Metra Customer Service (312)836-7000
Download Metra Schedule (10/2009)

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. 

The Metra
Commuter Rail Station
located at 123rd Street and 82nd Avenue serves the Village area. 
Metra schedules are available at the Kaptur Administrative Center or by calling Metra at 312-322-6777 or Clicking here.

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).   One year and 6 month parking permits are also available at the Kaptur Administrative Center. 

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Metra Parking Placard Application
The Village of Palos Park is selling 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.

Placards must be placed in the lower driverís side corner of vehicleís front window.

The placard, like the daily cash payment method, is valid only Monday through Friday from Ĺ hour prior to the first inbound train to Chicago until a Ĺ 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.

Metra Bicycle Policy 2013
For 2013, 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.

Metra Stationís 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 Centerís parking lot. Residents can drop off utility bills, parking citations, and recreation registration.

Pace Bus Schedule
Contact Pace Bus:
Pace Passenger Services:

Palos Park Routes 386 & 384
Route 386 - South Harlem   Wheelchair Accessible
Provides service from the Midway Airport CTA Orange Line Station along major commercial/industrial artery of Harlem Avenue to 127th. Includes rush hour service to 127th and Homan. Alternate trips during rush hour, and all midday trips, operate to Orland Square Shopping Center. Also serves the 5th Municipal District Courthouse, Worth Metra Station, Toyota Park and Playfield Plaza. In addition, Toyota Park Express trips provide direct service to Chicago Fire games and selected other events at Toyota Park in Bridgeview from the Midway Airport CTA Orange Line Station. See the Express Services to Popular Destinations area for Toyota Park Express schedule.
Route 386 Schedule | Route 386 Map
Route 384 - Narragansett - Ridgeland Wheelchair Accessible
Provides service between Midway CTA Orange Line Station and Orland Square. Serves Midway Airport, Ford City and Scottsdale Shopping Centers, Chicago Ridge Mall, Chicago Ridge Metra Station and Palos Community Hospital.
Route 384 Schedule | Route 384 Map

P.A.T.S.E. Bus Service
P.A.T.S.E. is the door to door bus service for senior citizens, free of  charge. Donations are Appreciated. Call (708)430-3822 between 8am and 3pm at least one day in advance. The dispatcher will schedule the bus to take you to your destination and to pick you up and return you to your home. The boundaries for this service are 87th street., Pulaski Ave., 135th St. and Wolf Road.

RTA Senior Ride Free Program
Palos Parkís Kaptur Administrative Center is now a registration site for the Senior Ride Free Smart Card. During the registration process, applicants will be required to present government issued identification, such as, a state issued ID, driverís license or passport to verify their age as well as have a photo taken. Applying for the Senior Ride Free Smart Card can only be done in person and will take about 3-4 weeks to process. There is no fee for residents of Palos Park. A $10 processing fee will be charged for non-residents.

Kaptur Administrative Center
8999 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, Illinois 60464
Main: 708-671-3700 
Email: General Information

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