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It is the transfer point for passengers going from coast to coast. On most trips a relatively long layover will be had and the fact that it is in the center of a urban metropolis means most travelers can see some sights of Chicago as they change trains going from coast-to-coast. The station opened in and the portion of the station used by passengers occupies two city blocks. This building contains the grand waiting room for Union Station, with skylights and other sucken features.

There are a few shops, along with the new two-story Metropolitan Lounge along the south side of the Great Hall that opened on June The Legacy Club is in another area of the Great Hall provides paid lounge access to waiting coach and Metra passengers. To reach trains passengers leave the historic Great Hall and pass through an underground passageway beneath Canal Street with the Amtrak ticket office and baggage ceck along the south wall to the more modern and underground concourse area.

This area was originally a headhouse in the same style as the historic great hall but was demolished in to build an office building on top, additional escalator entrances provide more direct access to the station platforms and there is a food court on portions of the second level above. The non-passenger platforms connect to ramps down to the Amtrak baggage area Regular passengers are escourted down there if they need to check or pick up a boxed bicycle beneath the main station.

Along the eastern edge of the station, closest to the Chicago river, are two through tracks and a much longer platform, including a high-level mail platform not used by any passenger trains. Metra trains use the western-most tracks and platforms, closest to the Great Hall, Amtrak trains use platforms further away with a fence and sign saying no passengers unless accompanied by an Amtrak employee in the area between the Metra and Amtrak platforms.

There are two boarding lounges; a smaller one for North Concourse trains, the Hiawatha and Empire Builder, and a much larger one for all other departures.

These boarding lounges contain pastic benches, and plenty of space for coach passengers to line up. Beyond the main boarding lounges are pre-boarding areas, before doors lead out to the track areas. The northern platforms have an additional entrance, two blocks north of the station from Madison Street branded just for Metra , with staircases down to each northern platform, except for the platforms for Tracks 1,3 and The train station is at ground level with various buildings having been built using the air rights above the tracks.

Passengers exit the terminating Lake Shore Limited 49 on track P42 , is at the back of a local Midwest single level train with An Amfleet for food service and Horizon coaches parked at Union Station. P42 attached to Metroliner Cab Car In the grand rotunda of Union Station, text for To All Trains over the passageway to the underground world in reality at ground level where passengers actually board the trains. Looking down the sky lit core of the Union Station with all the old wooden benches present.

Another view of the grand waiting area of Chicago Union Station. An exterior view of the grand building of Union Station. A main entrance to the newer part of Union Station where the ticket offices and boarding lounges and food court actually are, in the bottom of a modern office building.

Another entrance from street level to the modern portion of Union Station viewed from street level along a promenade along the Chicago River. A sign on street level for the various entrances to the station also has a list of the retail tenants. A close up of the unusual signage Union Station uses at the station entrances. Looking across the Chicago River with the dark fortress where the station platforms are visible between the river and the buildings above.

A sign along a Chicago street for Amtrak and Union Station.

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It is the transfer point for passengers going from coast to coast. On most trips a relatively long layover will be had and the fact that it is in the center of a urban metropolis means most travelers can see some sights of Chicago as they change trains going from coast-to-coast. The station opened in and the portion of the station used by passengers occupies two city blocks. This building contains the grand waiting room for Union Station, with skylights and other sucken features.

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