Congressman To Amtrak: Fix Chicago Union Station’s Falling Concrete

By Tim McNicholas, CBS Chicago 2; May 1, 2019 CHICAGO (CBS) — A U.S. Congressman is calling on Amtrak to…

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Concrete falls on tracks at Chicago Union Station; no one harmed

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; May 1, 2019 Metra commuters heading to Union Station Wednesday morning experienced some delays…

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Chicago Metra, politicians unload on Amtrak over system failure February 28

By Mitch Dudek, Chicago Sun-Times; April 16, 2019 Metra’s CEO asserted Tuesday that if Metra controlled Union Station instead of…

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Congressman: Amtrak to answer questions about Chicago Union Station delays at hearing Tuesday

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; April 12, 2019 Amtrak officials will face congressional scrutiny next week over a bungled…

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Congressman Lipinski, Amtrak battle over Chicago Union Station woes

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; April 4, 2019 Amtrak finally has issued a detailed explanation of just what went…

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U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski asks if Amtrak will reimburse Chicago Metra commuters for disruption

From Crain’s Chicago Business; March 12, 2019 Congressman Dan Lipinski, who heads the House subcommittee that has oversight for rail,…

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Amtrak says ‘human error’ caused Chicago Metra delays

By Jake Griffin, Chicago Daily Herald; March 1, 2019 Amtrak officials blamed “human error” for a massive system failure Thursday…

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Opinion: Chicago Union Station’s Great Hall looks better than ever, so why are commuters fuming?

By Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune; February 25, 2019 It’s easy to understand why Metra commuters who endure the dismal conditions…

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Chicago Union Station Makeover Not Meeting Commuters’ Needs

By Lauren Victory, CBS 2 Chicago; February 19, 2019 CHICAGO (CBS) — Broken beams and tracks out of service; it…

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Chicago Metra to offer free travel this weekend to boost ridership

By ALEX ORTIZ, The Herald-News; February 13, 2019 Metra will offer free rides this weekend, for the first time in…

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Concrete pieces fall on tracks at Chicago Union Station, impacting Metra trains and injuring a man

From WLS Chicago 7 ABC; January 22, 2019 CHICAGO (WLS) — Several concrete pieces fell onto the tracks at Union…

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Chicago Union Station’s Great Hall is bright for holidays, after skylight repair

By Mary Wisniewski, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; November 29, 2018 Union Station’s Great Hall, a stopping point for millions of travelers…

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Amtrak reveals next steps in Chicago Union Station development

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 30, 2018 Amtrak, Union Station Redevelopment Partners and Chicago city officials on Sunday announced the…

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Amtrak begins to spend windfall from Chicago Union Station deal

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; October 29, 2018 Congestion-weary commuters over the weekend got the first peek at what…

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Chicago Union Station remake: Let’s keep it classic

By Richard Wronski, Chicago Transportation Journal; September 9, 2018 Yet another proposal to remake historic Chicago Union Station is expected…

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My Amtrak Story: From Milwaukee to San Francisco

By Gina Doyle, Progressive Railroading Magazine, September 2018 Fifty-one hours train time — plus 90 minutes from Milwaukee to Chicago.…

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Chicago Union Station redevelopment back to the drawing board

By Danny Ecker, Crain’s Chicago Business; August 30, 2018 A Chicago developer’s plan to revamp Union Station is heading in…

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Amtrak station grab no slam dunk

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; August 24, 2018 Amtrak is on notice by the…

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Chicago Union Station remake unveiled

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; June 25, 2018 Imagine a light-filled glass box placed on top of a classic…

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Opinion: Amtrak as bully

By Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 23, 2018 Amidst extravagant accusations of inhospitable dispatching by host…

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Hotel, residential and office space planned for land around Chicago Union Station

By Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times; June 18, 2018 After years of big-picture planning and behind-the-scenes bargaining, plans are finally forging…

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Chicago Union Station developer to detail plans

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; June 18, 2018 After more than a year of behind-the-scenes negotiations, developer John O’Donnell…

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Illinois gets $132 million CREATE federal grant to reduce South Side Chicago railroad delays

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; June 5, 2018 The federal government has awarded a long-awaited $132 million grant to help…

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Amtrak Train From Chicago To Michigan Unexpectedly Stops Twice, Leaves Passengers Sick

By Michele Fiore, WBBM Newsradio, CBS 2 Chicago; February 13, 2018 CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Amtrak passengers making their way…

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Doctors Rank Train Stations for Healthful, #TastyTrainFood; L.A. and D.C. Earn Highest Scores

A press release from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Holiday travelers who ride Amtrak will find numerous healthful meals…

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