Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski calls for Metra to take over Chicago Union Station from Amtrak after ‘disastrous’ service outage, falling concrete

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; November 13, 2019 After a “disastrous” service outage that delayed tens of thousands of passengers…

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Why Illinois is running an extra helping of Amtrak Thanksgiving trains this year, but Michigan isn’t

By Igor Studenkov, Streetsblog Chicago; November 11, 2019 Thanksgiving week is usually Amtrak’s busiest in terms of ridership, so the…

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It took me 96 hours to ride an Amtrak train from coast to coast. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; October 16, 2019 Over 96 hours, I saw more of the US than I had…

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Amtrak Prepares for Increased Thanksgiving Travel

A press release from Amtrak; October 11, 2019: WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In anticipation of the busiest travel…

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Chicago: Boost Metra’s clout and funding, CEO asks Congress

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; September 24, 2019 Metra’s 280,000 daily riders deserve to be on an equal footing…

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Chicago Union Station parking garage closing

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; September 20, 2019 If you regularly leave your car at the Union Station Self Park…

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Amtrak moving forward with Chicago Union Station food hall, new Clinton Street entrance

By Jay Koziarz, Curbed Chicago; August 7, 2019 Amtrak’s ongoing redevelopment of Chicago’s Union Station is turning its attention toward…

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Chicago: Time for Amtrak and Metra to bury the hatchet

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; July 26, 2019 On warm summer days like we’ve had lately, the biggest hassle…

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Amtrak battles Metra over rent at Chicago Union Station

By David Roeder, Chicago Sun-Times; July 24, 2019 Call it a landlord-tenant dispute that’s gone slightly off the rails. It’s…

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Opinion: It’s all about the journey, not the destination

By Debra Karplus, The News-Gazette; July 14, 2019 I like flying. But I especially enjoy train travel. I’ve lived my…

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Feds want to figure out why your Metra ride in Chicago keeps getting delayed

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; June 13, 2019 Federal regulators for the first time would get involved in a…

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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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