The train station can be a pretty mundane place where keeping your head down and ignoring the people around you is often the norm. But add a secret door filled with balls from a ball pit, and everything changes.
The iconic 90-year-old Union Station is about to get a $12 million facelift, including upgrades to frequently crowded concourses, and improved temperature controls to avoid burst pipes that twice flooded the rail terminal this month.
Tuesday, it was slimy black water on the south concourse floor. Friday afternoon, the water was clear, for the most part, but it left a big puddle at the bottom of the staircase leading to Gates 6, 8 and beyond.
An Amtrak train headed from Chicago to New York and Boston was delayed for more than 13 hours, and scores of passengers were left scratching their heads, due to several conflicting explanations for the holdup.
Metra and Amtrak have a new plan to deal with overcrowding at Chicago Union Station, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
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Chicago’s Metropolitan Planning Council wants to pump some life into Union Station with a $5,000 contest to get people involved with iconic railroad station on the River, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Commuters should notice some improvement in air quality as they board Metra and Amtrak trains at Union Station.
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A northwest suburban Bartlett man was ordered held in lieu of $350,000 bail Sunday after he was accused of stabbing a Metra police officer three times in the leg Saturday.
Union Station is now being recognized as one the city’s true architectural gems.
Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for a federal investigation of Chicago-based Megabus.
Megabus has reportedly agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from another deadly accident in Chicago.
A 76-year-old woman has died after she was hit by a Megabus near her West Loop home, not far from Union Station.
It could be commuter chaos downtown Wednesday morning, following a water main break near Union Station.
Thousands of people jammed Chicago Union Station Saturday — but not because they needed to go somewhere. It was the fifth annual National Train Day. Many, such as 12-year-old Kevin Mack, were self-described “railfans” or “train geeks.”
Aurora Police are asking the public for help is locating a missing 79-year-old woman from the west suburb who was last seen on Chicago’s South Side.