My wife and I have lived in Lisle before. Beautiful town. We ended up moving to Oak Park, also a beautiful town. When out there, i honestly can't say i used the train much, other than a few times, as most of us Realtors need to drive clients around, etc.
Yes, to my knowledge, there is a wait on parking for the Metra station itself. As for the "7 year wait" I think that may be heresay - sounds a bit exaggerated - and I can neither confirm nor deny the wait time being that long. However, I know there are other parking options available in the immediate surrounding area of the station.
Would you be taking the train in the mornings or at night?
Give me call, and I'll be happy to discuss with you further.
Coldwell Banker Lincoln Park Plaza
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