Naperville, IL (NPV)
Established in 1831 by Captain Joseph Naper, the town grew quickly with the arrival of the railroad three decades later. It has also been listed as one of the country's best places to live.
105 E. Fourth Ave.
Corner of 4th Avenue & Ellsworth Street
Naperville, IL 60540
Annual Station Ridership (2016): 46,856
- Facility Ownership: City of Naperville
- Parking Lot Ownership: City of Naperville
- Platform Ownership: City of Naperville
- Track Ownership: BNSF Railway
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).
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.
Station Building (with waiting room)
- 6 Short Term Parking Spaces
Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park for the day only, not overnight. Parking fees may apply.
- Accessible Payphones
- Accessible Platform
Accessible platform is a barrier-free path from the drop-off area outside the station to the station platform.
- Accessible Restrooms
- Accessible Ticket Office
- Accessible Waiting Room
- Accessible Water Fountain
- Baggage Storage
Baggage storage is an area where passengers may store their bags, equivalent to "left luggage" in Europe. A storage fee may apply.
- Bike Boxes
- Checked Baggage
- Dedicated Parking
- Enclosed Waiting Area
- Help With Luggage
- High Platform
A high platform is a platform at the level of the vestibule of the train, with the exception of Superliners.
Self-service lockers are available in select stations for passenger baggage storage.
- Long-term Parking Spaces
Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park overnight. Parking fees may apply.
- Parking Attendant
- Pay Phones
- Shipping Boxes
- Ski Bags
- Wheelchair Lift
Wheelchair lift is a platform-mounted lift for loading passengers from low platforms onto trains that do not have onboard ramps.
For passengers who cannot walk far or at all, we offer a wheelchair to move the passengers around within the station. At some stations this may be a battery-powered people mover. The wheelchair or other types of movers must not leave the station or be moved onto the train.