Prairie View Metra Station

The Prairie View Metra Train Station is the only station owned and maintained by a township. Other stations in the area are owned and operated by the villages in which they reside. 

The Prairie View Station parking lot currently has over 400 parking spaces available on a daily basis. With the addition of the second track, 200 new spaces were added on the East side of the tracks with the remaining 200 spaces on the West side of the station. 

Daily Parking

Daily parking is $1.50. As of August 1, 2011, commuters can now use a credit card, debit card or cash to pay for their daily parking. The automated pay station is located near the main building.

If you are unable to pay for parking before you board a train, you can pay by phone. Just call 877-727-5004 and reference Zone Number 831 for payment.

Parking Permits

The township offers annual, semi annual and quarterly parking permits. Permits are not required but offer commuters the convenience of not having to pay daily. Permit prices vary per time period. 

To apply for a permit, use the 2019 Commuter Parking Information and Application (PDF). You can also submit the permit application online.

Stevenson High School Students

Effective immediately, only Stevenson High School Students with a parking pass can park at the Prairie View Metra Station. Daily parking for students is prohibited.

To obtain a pass, complete and submit the  2018 to 2019 Stevenson High School Parking Information and Application for Peterson Park2 (PDF). You can also fill out and print the permit application online. Please bring this document to the Township office with cash or a check for payment. At that time you will receive a parking space assignment.