Vernon Hills Metra Station
|Welcome to the Vernon Hills Station on the Metra North Central Service line. Service is provided from Antioch to Chicago’s Union Station, Monday through Friday. A stop at O’Hare Airport Remote Parking Lot F provides access to airline terminals.
Daily Fee Parking: The parking lot has 680 parking spaces. Vernon Hills, like all communities on the North Central Service line, will charge a daily fee of $1.75 per space. An electronic fare box system is used for daily fee parking located next to the station house. Fees are colllected on a daily basis and fines assessed for persons failing to pay the proper fee. To avoid fines, please remember your parking space number when making payment. There is no fee for authorized individuals parking in designated handicap parking spaces.
For any problems or issues directly related to the electronic fare boxes please call the Deputy Communications Supervisor at (847) 247-4897.
"Pay to Park" Machines: Three ‘pay to park’ machines have been installed near the station. The automated pay stations are clearly marked with simple instructions: however, you might want to allow a little time to get used to the system until everyone becomes familiar with the new machines.
Permit Parking: In addition to daily fee parking, the Village offers a two month prepaid permit for $55 which can be purchased by mail or in person during business hours at the Vernon Hills Village Hall, 290 Evergreen Drive. You can download the prepaid permit application or obtain one at the Village Hall. Cash or check only, no credit/debit cards. These permits are sold for convenience only and do not guarantee the holder a parking space. Permits purchased after the first week of the first month of a two month cycle will be prorated as noted on the prepaid permit application.
- Permits cover the following periods: January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October and November/December.
- Permits should be hung from the rear view mirror and should face the traffic aisle.
- Permit holders may park in any space; however, the designated long-term or handicapped parking spaces are to be used for their intended purposes only. Use of a handicapped parking space requires a handicapped permit or license plates for handicapped parking.
- Permits are transferable to other vehicles.
- All permits are nonrefundable.
- Lost or stolen permits are the responsibility of the holder and will not be replaced regardless of circumstances.
Long-Term & Overnight Parking: The Metra Station has 7 long term parking spaces. The fee for parking in these spaces is $1.75 with the maximum number of days being 10 (excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays). The procedures for paying for the additional days is simple; after entering the space number, press enter, insert the total number of bills for each day or press the value button for each day of parking and then press the green button. Machines DO NOT give change.
Parking Lot Security: The parking lot is patrolled daily by the Vernon Hills Police. However, as in any public parking lot, please exercise normal precautions. Lock your vehicle and take the key. Place all valuables and personal belongings out of sight. The Village assumes no liability for parked vehicles.
For any problems or issues directly related to the electronic fare boxes please call the Deputy Communications Supervisor at (847) 247-4897. If you have any questions/comments about the facilites you can email the Village at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 367-3726. The parking lot and station are operated by the Village of Vernon Hills and the train service is provided by Metra @ 312/322-6777.
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