Arlington Park Station-Parking

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Project programmed before 2024; Not evaluated by these metrics.

Project Description

Metra intends to exercise a clause in the lease contract to purchase the parking lot area for the Arlington Park station on the Union Pacific Northwest (UP-NW) Line. Metra has leased a 9.3-acre parking lot from the owners of the Arlington Park Racecourse since 2002. It was announced in 2021 that the horse racing track would close, and the property will be sold off. Metra seeks to purchase the land to avoid annual rent costs, which will result in significant savings, and to allow flexibility for long-range planning of the station.