Lockport was built as a transportation hub because of its power location along the Des Plaines River. Today, an interstate highway, 2 state roads, 2 railroads, a nearby airport, and the canal round out the current modes of transportation accessible from downtown.
Lockport's commuter Metra train is the Heritage Corridor. The station is located at the corner of 13th Street and State Street.
The Metra lot has daily parking for $1 per day, using the automated pay boxes. There are also 53 permit parking spaces. Permits are sold quarterly at $60 per quarter for Quarter 1: January to March, Quarter 2: April to June, Quarter 3: July to September, and Quarter 4: October to December.
If you would like a permit, please mail a check in the amount of $60 to:
City of Lockport
Metra Permit Parking
222 E. 9th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can mail you the permit, or so we can mail your check back if we sell out of permits. Please write "Metra Permit Parking" on the check as well. If we have more requests for permits than permits available, we hold a "lottery" to assign the permits.
If you are leaving your car parked in the lot overnight, please contact the Lockport Police Department - Non-Emergency at (815) 838-2131. If you have any questions, please contact the Finance/Water Department at (815) 838-0549 x2103.
Lockport is served by 2 Pace bus routes that provide connections to neighboring communities, Metra's Heritage Corridor Lockport Station and Southwest Service 153rd Street / Orland Park Station, Lewis University, Orland Square Mall, Statesville Prison, and other Pace routes.
- 832 Joliet-Orland Square - Connects Joliet central business district and Metra Station with Orland Square Mall via Statesville Prison, Lockport, Homer Glen, the 153rd Street / Orland Park Metra Station, and Orland Square Mall.
- 834 Joliet-Downers Grove - Connects Joliet central business district and Metra Station to Finley and Branding via Lewis University, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Good Samaritan Hospital, and the Yorktown Shopping Center. Certain trips connect with Metra-BNSF service in Downers Grove.
- 755 Plainfield-West Loop Express - Provides weekday rush hour service between Pace Plainfield Park-n-Ride and Union Station in Chicago.
These routes meet at the bus stop at 9th and State where riders can take advantage of free local transfers. Passengers may board and exit the bus anywhere along a route where it is safe to do so. Many safe boarding locations are identified with Pace bus stop signs..
For more detailed information and for trip planning assistance, view the Pace bus flier (PDF), visit the Pace bus website, or call 847-364-PACE (847-364-7223).
In 2008, the City of Lockport gained access to I-355 when the Veterans Parkway extension connected I-55 with I-80. Lockport has 2 new interchanges at 159th Street (also known as Route 7) and Archer Avenue (also known as Route 171).
Just 3 miles from Downtown Lockport is Lewis University. Lewis has an airport capable of landing small commuter jets. The airport is owned by the Joliet Regional Port District, and since 1989 has invested over $30 million dollars in the facility to meet the needs of corporate aircraft.
The Sanitary and Shipping Canal runs along the west side of Downtown Lockport. Lock #1 is located just south of Division Street. Learn more about shipping information and services.