Project Overview

The Village of Niles has partnered with AECOM and The Lakota Group to prepare a feasibility study of a potential new Metra Milwaukee District North Line (MD-N) station near Touhy Avenue in Niles. The idea of a station in this area originated from the Lakota-led Touhy Triangle master planning process- an executive summary of the Touhy Triangle Plan can be viewed here. The Village believes that a new commuter rail station in the community would:

The team will evaluate local conditions, including zoning and infrastructure, existing transportation systems, destinations, ridership origins, and potential new riders to identify three potential sites for the station.

Thank You For Your Input!

A Community Open House was held on Wednesday, November 28th from 6-8pm at the Niles Senior Center. Thank you to everyone who came out, and to all those who have completed the survey or written us comments online! All exhibits on display at the open house are posted in the documents section below. If you have any questions about the exhibits, please feel free to send them our way via the contact form below, and we will respond promptly.

All of the feedback we have received will be summarized in the final report. This report is currently in production and will be posted to the project website when finalized and submitted to Metra for review.

Relevant Documents

As exhibits and reports for this project become available, they will be posted in the section below.

The Niles Metra Station Feasibility Study will build on the recent Touhy Triangle Master Plan and include critical input from key community stakeholders.


AECOM has an interdisciplinary team of engineers, designers, planners and program and construction managers successful in executing major projects across various sectors, such as urban development, transportation, environment, master planning and energy efficient building. Learn more

The Lakota Group

The Lakota Group is a team of planners and designers with extensive experience working in Niles and across the country. We are experts in community engagement, ensuring all voices are heard and incorporated into project decision making. Learn more