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Parking and Train Stations

Passport Parking LogoThe Village has a new electronic parking meter system at the Oak Park Avenue and 80th Avenue train stations that uses real-time data tracking to allow for better management of parking spaces and resources.

Commuters can pay with cash, coin or credit card at a parking kiosk, or on an Apple or Android smartphone using the Passport parking app. In conjunction with the changeover, parking increased from $1.50 to $2.

Parking on weekends and after 10 a.m. on weekdays will continue to be free. Parking permits will no longer be issued, and all lots will now be daily pay.


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Three Easy Ways to Pay

1. Paying with Passport App

  • Download the Passport app on Apple store or Google Play.
  • You can find a QR code linking to the Passport app on parking signs and decals at both stations.
  • After parking, enter:
    • Zone + vehicle or space
    • Date of stay
    • Payment information

Through the app, you can also get parking session alerts and extend parking session remotely! See this how-to video for more information.

2. Paying with Cash/Coin at onsite Kiosks
Please use exact change only, as the kiosk will not give change.

  • Enter your license plate number and press the green button.
  • Insert cash in the dollar or coin slot and press the green button.
  • Receive your payment receipt.

3. Paying with Credit Card at onsite Kiosks

  • Enter your license plate number and press the green button.
  • Insert and quickly remove your credit card, and then press the green button.
  • Receive your payment receipt.

Parking Zones
The Oak Park Avenue and 80th Avenue train stations will be divided into zones that commuters will input when parking. Note that all lots will now be daily pay. These zones include:

80th Avenue Station
60477 – 80th Avenue North
18001 S. 80th Avenue Tinley Park, IL, 60477

60478 – 80th Avenue South
7835 Timber Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477
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Oak Park Avenue Station
60476 – Harmony Plaza Lot/Zone (formerly known as the “Subway Lot/Lot F”)
17220 S. 67th Court

60475 – OPA Lot/Zone A
6721 North Street

60474 – OPA Lot/Zone B
6726 South Street (includes the parking along Hickory Street)

60479 – OPA Lot/Zone C
6700 South Street
Oak Park Avenue Parking Lot Zones


Frequently Asked Questions

When will the new parking system start?
Commuters can start using the new system on April 1, 2024. The old payboxes will be removed on May 1, 2024.

I don’t like using apps. Can I pay with credit cards or cash?
Yes, the new meters will accept various payment methods such as coins and credit cards in addition to the mobile app. Please keep in mind that the machines can’t make change, so bring exact amount ($1 bills and/or coins).

I have a bunch of parking tokens. Can I return them for a refund or credit?
Yes, commuters will be able to exchange old parking tokens for credits on the parking app. To begin the process, fill out this form and bring it with you Mondays through Fridays at the Tinley Park Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave., or the Tinley Park Police Department. Call Tinley Park Village Hall at (708) 444-5000 or email parking@tinleypark.org for more information. Token trade-ins will be available until Jun 1, 2024.

Is there free parking?
Yes, the Village will continue to offer free parking on weekends and after 10 a.m. on weekdays.

Will lots ever be closed?
Yes, occasionally a few of the lots will close for things like special events. Commuters will be notified of these closings in advance through the app or via messaging posted at parking kiosks. There will be no overnight parking in the North Oak Park Avenue lot.

Why the increase from $1.50 to $2?
The parking system should be an enterprise fund, which means it pays for itself, but currently it isn’t. The Village made the tough decision to raise parking rates, something it hasn’t done since the 1990s.

What are the different parking zones at each station?
The Oak Park Avenue and 80th Avenue train stations will be divided into zones that commuters will input when parking. These zones include:

80th Avenue Station
  • North (60477)
  • South (60478)
Oak Park Avenue station
  • Harmony Plaza (60476)
  • Zone A (60475)
  • Zone B (60474)
  • Zone C (60479)

Handicapped Parking Permits

Tinley Park Metra Commuter Train Stations
Tinley Park is located near Interstate 80 and Interstate 57, offering easy travel to Chicago and neighboring states. Metra’s commuter rail service on the Rock Island line provides fast, daily service from Tinley Park’s two commuter train stations to Chicago and Joliet. Chicago’s Midway International Airport is about a half-hour drive north, while O’Hare International Airport is only 45 minutes away. The convenient PACE bus service also is available throughout the area.

80th Ave 280th Avenue station
18001 S. 80th Ave., Tinley Park
(708) 614-8562

Oak Park Avenue station
6700 South St., Tinley Park
(708) 532-4331

Visit the Metra website for more information.


33 Minutes to/from Chicago
Metra has a weekday inbound express service to and from Chicago to the 80th Avenue train station that takes just 33 minutes. Inbound express trains depart at 6:56 a.m., 7:26 a.m. and 7:56 from 80th Avenue to the LaSalle Street station with no stops. Outbound express trains depart at 3:55 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. from LaSalle Street to 80th Avenue with no stops. Learn more at Metra.com.


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