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Naperville, IL (NPV)


Station Facts

Naperville, IL Station Photo

Naperville, Illinois

105 E. Fourth Ave. Corner of 4th Avenue & Ellsworth Street Naperville, IL 60540

Station Hours

Annual Station Revenue (2013)
$2,904,598
Annual Station Ridership (2013)
53,135

Ownerships

Facility Ownership City of Naperville
Parking Lot Ownership City of Naperville
Platform Ownership BNSF Railway
Track Ownership BNSF Railway

Features

6 Long Term Parking Spaces 6 Short Term Parking Spaces Accessible Platform
Accessible Restrooms Accessible Waiting Room Accessible Water Fountain
Enclosed Waiting Area Pay Phones Quik Trak Kiosk
Restrooms Ticket Office Wheelchair
Wheelchair Lift

Routes Served

  • Carl Sandburg
  • Illinois Zephyr
  • California Zephyr
  • Southwest Chief

Contact

Derrick James
Regional Contact
governmentaffairschi@amtrak.com
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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Station History

The Naperville station was built in 1910 by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (now BNSF Railway). Today Amtrak shares this facility with Metra and it is the primary stop for Chicago’s western suburbs.

As part of the monies distributed to Amtrak under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2010, the Naperville depot received a new wheelchair lift and enclosure in 2011 at an estimated cost of $14,000.

Established in 1831 by Captain Joseph Naper, Naperville’s first growth surge began in 1864 when the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad ran its line through Naperville. The town remained largely a rural community for many decades until the construction of the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and the North–South Tollway (I-355), when the population almost quadrupled and more corporate headquarters began relocating to the suburbs.

In 2006, CNN/ Money and Money Magazine ranked Naperville #2 on its list of the 100 best places to live in the United States. Naperville has the distinction of having removed parking meters in the mid-1970s. Special taxing districts were established to provide the revenue stream lost from the meters. Short-term parking is free in garages built in the 1980s and 1990s. The central business district is a five-minute walk from the station.

Amtrak provides ticketing services but does not provide baggage services at Naperville, which is served by eight daily trains.

The Carl Sandburg and Illinois Zephyr are financed primarily through funds made available by the Illinois Department of Transportation.