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Chicago Union Station
Address 225 South Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Routes California Zephyr, City of New Orleans, Empire Builder, Hiawatha Service, Illinois Service, Michigan Services, Capitol Limited. Cardinal/Hoosier State, Ann Rutledge, Southwest Chief, & Texas Eagle
Other service Metra, NCS, MD-N, MD-W, Metra-BNSF, HC, SWS
Code CHI
Owned by CUST (Amtrak)


Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. Union Station was built on the west side of the Chicago River and stands between Adams Street and Jackson Street. It is, including approach and storage tracks, about nine and a half city blocks in size, and almost entirely beneath streets and skyscrapers. The Chicago Union Station Company, now a subsidiary of Amtrak, owns the station. Image File history File links Unionstation2. ... The California Zephyr is a 2438-mile (3924 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Southwestern United States. ... Amtraks City of New Orleans stops at the Memphis, Tennessee station in 2005. ... Empire Builder is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northwestern United States. ... Hiawatha logo from the Milwaukee Road days Hiawatha (or the Hiawatha Service) is the name of a train route operated by Amtrak on the western shore Lake Michigan, though the name was historically applied to several different routes that extended across the Midwest and out to the Pacific Ocean. ... The Illinois Service consists of four train routes operated by Amtrak to provide frequent daily passenger rail service between Chicago and other cities in the state of Illinois (plus additional cities in neighboring Missouri). ... Michigan Services is an umbrella term used by Amtrak to encompass three separate routes which originate from Chicago, Illinois and run into southern and central Michigan. ... Amtraks Capitol Limited is one of the two routes connecting Washington, DC to Chicago, running via Cleveland, Ohio (the other is the Cardinal via Cincinnati). ... The Cardinal is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. ... The Ann Rutledge is a 567-mile (912 km) passenger train service operated by Amtrak running between Chicago, Illinois and Kansas City, Missouri. ... The Southwest Chief snaking through Apache Canyon, NM The Southwest Chief (formerly the Southwest Limited) is a passenger train operated by Amtrak along a 2256-mile (3631-km) route through the Midwestern and Southwestern United States. ... The Texas Eagle is a 1306-mile (2102 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the central and western United States. ... Metra is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on eleven lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys (RTAs) six-county service area. ... The North Central Service (NCS) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Milwaukee District/North (MD-N) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Milwaukee District/West (MD-W) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The BNSF Railway Line is a commuter rail line provided by Metra and operated by the BNSF Railway in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Heritage Corridor (HC) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The SouthWest Service (SWS) is a commuter rail line owned and operated by Metra, running southwest from Union Station in downtown Chicago, Illinois to Orland Park. ... The Chicago Union Station Company (AAR reporting mark CUST) owns Chicagos Union Station and the approach tracks. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area    - City 606. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street station in 1865. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Inter-city rail services are train services which cover larger distances than commuter trains. ... Downtown buildings line the Chicago River The Chicago River is 156 miles (251 km) long, and flows through downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... City Blocks are a part of the fictional universe recounted in the Judge Dredd series that appears in the UK comic book 2000 AD. // Overview Also known as starscrapers or stratoscrapers (compare skyscraper), they are the most common form of mass-housing in Mega-City One, averaging a population of... The Chicago Union Station Company (AAR reporting mark CUST) owns Chicagos Union Station and the approach tracks. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ...

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History

The first Union Station soon after opening

On April 7, 1874 the Pennsylvania Company (the owner of the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Lines West" territory), Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, Michigan Central Railroad, Chicago and Alton Railroad and Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway signed an agreement to build a union station on land owned by the Pennsylvania Company's Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway between Van Buren Street and Madison Street on the west side of the Chicago River. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2164x1137, 990 KB) Cropped from Image:1885 Chicago & Alton. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2164x1137, 990 KB) Cropped from Image:1885 Chicago & Alton. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Pennsylvania Company was a major holding company, owning and operating much of the Lines West territory (west of Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania) of the Pennsylvania Railroad, including the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway, the PRRs main route to Chicago, Illinois. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (AAR reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. ... Michigan Central Railroad operated in the states of Michigan, Indiana, Ontario, and Illinois in the United Statesand Canada. ... 1885 map The Alton Railroad was the final name of a railroad linking Chicago, Illinois to Alton, St. ... The Milwaukee Road, officially the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. ... A union station or union terminal is a train station where tracks and facilities are shared by two or more railway companies, allowing passengers to connect conveniently between them. ... The Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway was a major part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system, extending the PRR west from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via Fort Wayne, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois. ... Downtown buildings line the Chicago River The Chicago River is 156 miles (251 km) long, and flows through downtown Chicago, Illinois. ...


The Michigan Central, which used the Illinois Central Railroad's Illinois Central Depot, would have switched to the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway at Tolleston, Indiana. However, it quickly decided to keep using the Illinois Central Depot. The Chicago and North Western Railway also considered switching to the new station from its Wells Street Station, but instead built the Chicago and North Western Passenger Terminal in 1911. The other four companies went on to use the station when it opened in 1881. The Illinois Central (AAR reporting mark IC), sometimes called the Main Line of Mid-America, was a railroad carrier in the central United States, with its primary routes connecting Chicago, Illinois with New Orleans, Louisiana and Birmingham, Alabama. ... The Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway was a major part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system, extending the PRR west from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via Fort Wayne, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois. ... The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ; unofficial abbreviation: C&NW) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... Postcard view ca. ... Modern Ogilvie Transportation Center The Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center is a passenger terminal in downtown Chicago, Illinois, currently serving the three commuter rail lines of Metras Union Pacific District, which approach the terminal elevated above street level. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

The Great Hall
The Great Hall

The second Union Station was built by the Chicago Union Station Company, owned by all the companies that used the first station but the Chicago and Alton (which used the new one anyway). The architect was Daniel Burnham of Chicago, who died before its completion. The firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White completed the work to Burnham's designs. Work began in 1913 and the station opened on May 16, 1925, though some construction on viaducts carrying streets over the approach tracks went on into 1927. Construction was delayed by World War I, labor shortages and strikes. It is one of about a dozen monumental Beaux-Arts railroad stations that were among the most complicated architectural programs of the era called the "American Renaissance", combining traditional architecture with engineering technology, circulation patterning and urban planning. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (480x640, 201 KB)With permission from photographer Krzysztof Makara to be used on Wikipedia. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (480x640, 201 KB)With permission from photographer Krzysztof Makara to be used on Wikipedia. ... The Chicago Union Station Company (AAR reporting mark CUST) owns Chicagos Union Station and the approach tracks. ... Daniel H. Burnham. ... Graham, Anderson, Probst & White is a Chicago architecture firm that was founded in 1912 originally as Graham, Burnham & Co. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Torontos Bloor Street Viaduct bridges the Don valley; road traffic uses the upper deck, rail traffic uses the lower deck. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Combatants Allied Powers: France Italy Russia Serbia United Kingdom United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Bulgaria Germany Ottoman Empire Commanders Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Ferdinand Foch Georges Clemenceau Luigi Cadorna Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Wilhelm II Paul von Hindenburg Reinhard Scheer Franz Josef I Conrad von... For the white nationalist magazine, see American Renaissance (magazine). ... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... Engineering is the application of scientific and mathematical principles to develop economical solutions to technical problems, creating products, facilities, and structures that are useful to people. ... Urban planning is concerned with the ordering and design of settlements, from the smallest towns to the worlds largest cities. ...

Prior to Penn Central and Amtrak's consolidation of downtown terminals, Union Station was already served by lines in all directions.
Prior to Penn Central and Amtrak's consolidation of downtown terminals, Union Station was already served by lines in all directions.

Upon its completion, Union Station was hailed as an outstanding achievement in railroad facility planning. Today, the monumental neoclassical station is the last remaining railroad terminal still used by intercity trains in Chicago. The station's ornate Beaux-Arts main waiting room, the "Great Hall", is one of the United States' great interior public spaces with its vaulted skylight, statuary, and connecting lobbies, staircases, and balconies. The Great Hall is over 34 meters high. Enormous wooden benches are arranged in the room for travellers to wait for connections. Image File history File links Union_Station_old_approaches. ... Image File history File links Union_Station_old_approaches. ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New Haven was added to the merger at the insistence of the... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture. ... Inter-city rail services are train services which cover larger distances than commuter trains. ... Beaux-Arts architecture denotes the academic classical architectural style that was taught at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, the home territory of this style, which influenced American architecture in the period 1885 – 1920. ... In architecture, a vault is an arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy. ...


During World War II, Union Station was at its busiest, handling as many as 300 trains and 100,000 passengers daily. In 1969, the concourse at Union Station was demolished so that two office buildings and a new, modernized concourse could be constructed. In 1992, Union Station was renovated by Lucien Lagrange Associates. Union Station currently serves all Amtrak intercity trains to Chicago, as well as Metra commuter rail lines - the North Central Service, Milwaukee District/North Line, Milwaukee District/West Line, BNSF Railway Line, Heritage Corridor and SouthWest Service. Union Station is as busy as ever: as of 2006, approximately 126,000 people use the station on a daily basis, including 6,000 Amtrak passengers.[1] Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... This article is about traditional meanings of the word office. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Inter-city rail services are train services which cover larger distances than commuter trains. ... Metra (officially the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on 11 lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys six-county service area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) providing over 67 million rides annually. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... The North Central Service (NCS) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Milwaukee District/North (MD-N) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Milwaukee District/West (MD-W) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The BNSF Railway Line is a commuter rail line provided by Metra and operated by the BNSF Railway in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Heritage Corridor (HC) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The SouthWest Service (SWS) is a commuter rail line owned and operated by Metra, running southwest from Union Station in downtown Chicago, Illinois to Orland Park. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Unlike other major American intercity/commuter rail hubs, such as Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station in New York, and Union Station in Los Angeles, Union Station does not have any direct connection to local rapid transit service: the Chicago Transit Authority's El system does not stop at Union Station. However, Chicago's highly centralized urban form means that most commuters can walk to their final destinations. The main concourse Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station) is a terminal rail station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. ... Penn Stations underground Long Island Rail Road concourse Pennsylvania Station is one of New York Citys main railway stations, sharing the Pennsylvania Station name with several stations in other cities. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... A view of Union Station familiar to many of downtown Los Angeles visitors. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway system, usually in an urban area, with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... Chicago Transit Authority, also known as CTA, is the operator of mass transit within the City of Chicago, Illinois. ...


Services

Union Station now serves as a terminal for all Amtrak trains to Chicago (orange), as well as a good number of Metra lines (green). Thin black lines represent former Amtrak routings.
Union Station now serves as a terminal for all Amtrak trains to Chicago (orange), as well as a good number of Metra lines (green). Thin black lines represent former Amtrak routings.

Union Station served as a terminal for the following lines and intercity trains: Image File history File links Union_Station_new_approaches. ... Image File history File links Union_Station_new_approaches. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Metra (officially the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on 11 lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys six-county service area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) providing over 67 million rides annually. ... Terminal Station was also the name of a railway station in Chattanooga, Tennessee; see Chattanooga Choo Choo. ...

1885 map The Alton Railroad was the final name of a railroad linking Chicago, Illinois to Alton, St. ... The Gulf, Mobile and Ohio ( AAR reporting mark GMO) was a railroad carrier in the central United States, with its primary routes from Chicago to Mobile, Alabama and Kansas City, Missouri. ... The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (AAR reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. ... The Milwaukee Road, officially the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. ... The Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway was a major part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system, extending the PRR west from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via Fort Wayne, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. ... The Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway was a major part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system, extending the PRR west from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via Fort Wayne, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois. ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... The New York Central Railroad (AAR reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... Michigan Central Railroad operated in the states of Michigan, Indiana, Ontario, and Illinois in the United Statesand Canada. ... The station as rebuilt ca. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Dearborn Stations train shed being demolished in May 1976, with the head house in the back Dearborn Station was the oldest of the six intercity train stations serving downtown Chicago, Illinois during the heyday of rail in the twentieth century. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Central Station, located at the southern end of Grant Park at 11th Place and Michigan Avenue, was one of the six intercity train stations serving Chicago, Illinois during the heyday of rail in the twentieth century. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Floridian is a former Amtrak route running from Chicago directly to Miami. ... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Calumet was a 43. ... The Calumet was a 43. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ...

Trivia

A pivotal scene in The Untouchables was filmed on the stairs in the Grand Hall. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...




Preceding station Amtrak Lines Following station
Terminus California Zephyr Naperville, IL
City of New Orleans Homewood, IL
Empire Builder Glenview, Il
Glenview, IL Hiawatha Terminus
Terminus Illinois Zephyr La Grange, IL
Lincoln Service Summit, IL
The Illini Homewood, IL
Ann Rutledge Summit, IL
Southwest Chief Naperville, IL
Texas Eagle Joliet, IL
The Blue Water Niles, MI
Hammond, IN Capitol Limited Terminus
Dyer, IN Cardinal
Terminus Hoosier State Dyer, IN
Lake Shore Limited South Bend, IN
The Pere Marquette New Buffalo, MI
The Wolverine
(#350, #352, #353, #355)
Hammond, IN
The Wolverine
(#351)
Kalamazoo, MI
The Wolverine
(#354)
Niles, MI


Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... The California Zephyr is a 2438-mile (3924 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Southwestern United States. ... Incorporated City in 1890. ... Amtraks City of New Orleans at the Memphis, Tennessee station. ... Homewood is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Empire Builder is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northwestern United States. ... Incorporated Village in 1899. ... Incorporated Village in 1899. ... Hiawatha logo from the Milwaukee Road days Hiawatha (or the Hiawatha Service) is the name of a train route operated by Amtrak on the western shore Lake Michigan, though the name was historically applied to several different routes that extended across the Midwest and out to the Pacific Ocean. ... The Illinois Zephyr is a 258-mile (415 km) passenger train operated by Amtrak that runs between Chicago and Quincy, Illinois. ... Downtown La Grange, Illinois La Grange is a relatively affluent suburb of Chicago in Cook County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... The Lincoln Service is a 284-mile (457 km) passenger train operated by Amtrak that runs between Chicago, Illinois and Saint Louis in Missouri. ... Summit is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... The Illini is a 310-mile (499 km) passenger train operated by Amtrak that runs between Chicago and Carbondale, Illinois. ... Homewood is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... The Ann Rutledge is a 567-mile (912 km) passenger train service operated by Amtrak running between Chicago, Illinois and Kansas City, Missouri. ... Summit is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... The Southwest Chief snaking through Apache Canyon, NM The Southwest Chief (formerly the Southwest Limited) is a passenger train operated by Amtrak along a 2256-mile (3631-km) route through the Midwestern and Southwestern United States. ... Incorporated City in 1890. ... The Texas Eagle is a 1306-mile (2102 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the central and western United States. ... The city of Joliet is located 40 miles southwest of Chicago. ... Michigan Services is an umbrella term used by Amtrak to encompass three separate routes which originate from Chicago, Illinois and run into southern and central Michigan. ... Niles is a city located in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Flag Seal Location Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates , Government County Lake Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. ... Amtraks Capitol Limited is one of the two routes connecting Washington, DC to Chicago, running via Cleveland, Ohio (the other is the Cardinal via Cincinnati). ... Dyer is a town located in Lake County, Indiana. ... The Cardinal is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. ... The Cardinal is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. ... Dyer is a town located in Lake County, Indiana. ... The Lake Shore Limited is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States on routes formally traveled by the famed 20th Century Limited. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County St. ... Michigan Services is an umbrella term used by Amtrak to encompass three separate routes which originate from Chicago, Illinois and run into southern and central Michigan. ... New Buffalo is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Michigan Services is an umbrella term used by Amtrak to encompass three separate routes which originate from Chicago, Illinois and run into southern and central Michigan. ... Flag Seal Location Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates , Government County Lake Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. ... Michigan Services is an umbrella term used by Amtrak to encompass three separate routes which originate from Chicago, Illinois and run into southern and central Michigan. ... The Kalamazoo Transportation Center is an intermodal complex located in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. ... Michigan Services is an umbrella term used by Amtrak to encompass three separate routes which originate from Chicago, Illinois and run into southern and central Michigan. ... Niles is a city located in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

Preceding station Metra Following station
Terminus   North Central Service Line   Western Avenue  
Terminus   Milwaukee District/North Line   Western Avenue  
Terminus   Milwaukee District/West Line   Western Avenue  
Terminus   BNSF Railway Line   Halsted Street (16th & Halsted)  
Terminus   Heritage Corridor Line   Summit  
Terminus   SouthWest Service Line   Wrightwood  
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Major intercity railroad stations of Chicago
Active terminals: LaSalle - Ogilvie (North Western) - Randolph - Union (CUSCo)
Former terminals: Central Station - Dearborn (C&WI) - Grand Central (B&OCT)
Central Depot - Galena and Chicago Union - Nickel Plate
Wells (C&NW) - Wells (CA&E) - Columbian Exposition
Other stations: Englewood

Metra (officially the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on 11 lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys six-county service area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) providing over 67 million rides annually. ... The North Central Service (NCS) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Milwaukee District/North (MD-N) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Milwaukee District/West (MD-W) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The BNSF Railway Line is a commuter rail line provided by Metra and operated by the BNSF Railway in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Heritage Corridor (HC) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The SouthWest Service (SWS) is an American commuter rail line owned and operated by Metra, running southwest from Union Station in downtown Chicago, Illinois to Manhattan. ... Inter-city rail services are train services which cover larger distances than commuter trains. ... During the heyday of rail transportation in the first half of the twentieth century, Chicago reigned as the undisputed railroad center of the United States and was served by six intercity train terminals. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area    - City 606. ... LaSalle Street Station is a commuter rail terminal in downtown Chicago, Illinois, serving Metras Rock Island District. ... Modern Ogilvie Transportation Center Ogilvie Transportation Center (formally, the Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center) is a Chicago, Illinois train station which was in built 1911. ... The Randolph Street Terminal (sometimes called the Randolph Street Station or the Randolph-South Water Street Station) is a major commuter rail terminal in downtown Chicago that serves the Metra Electric Lines to University Park, Blue Island, and South Chicago; and the South Shore Line to South Bend, Indiana. ... The Chicago Union Station Company (AAR reporting mark CUST) owns Chicagos Union Station and the approach tracks. ... Central Station, located at the southern end of Grant Park at 11th Place and Michigan Avenue, was one of the six intercity train stations serving Chicago, Illinois during the heyday of rail in the twentieth century. ... Dearborn Stations train shed being demolished in May 1976, with the head house in the back Dearborn Station was the oldest of the six intercity train stations serving downtown Chicago, Illinois during the heyday of rail in the twentieth century. ... Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad ... The north-west corner of Grand Central Station (facing Harrison Street) in July 1963. ... The Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad was a Class II railroad in the United States. ... The passenger depot of the New York, Chicago and St. ... Postcard view ca. ... Info from A Guide to Chicagos Train Stations Present and Past by Ira J. Bach and Susan Wolfson erected by CA&E about 1920 with false front on upper two floors to conceal trains and end of platforms, demolished 1955 ... Englewood Station or Englewood Union Station in Chicago, Illinois south side Englewood neighborhood was a crucial junction and passenger depot for three railroads - the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, the New York Central Railroad, and the Pennsylvania Railroad - although it was for the glamorous eastbound streamliners of the latter...

See also

Chicago architecture has influenced and reflected the history of American architecture. ... // Union station (or terminal) are train stations used by more than one railroad company or line. ...

External links

Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

References

  • PRR Chronology

 
 

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