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Hours:
Check the website for details regarding the upper and lower decks

When to Go:
Year-Round

Seasonal Information:
Open All Year

Ogilvie Transportation Center Northwestern Station

Quick Facts

  • The Ogilvie Transportation Center Northwestern Station was designed by Helmut Jahn.
  • Ogilvie Station remains one of Chicago's major transportation hubs.
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center offers patrons two waiting areas, there's an upper and lower deck.

Address:
504 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60661
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Summary

Features: Built to replace the former Chicago and North Western Station demolished in 1984, the Ogilvie Transportation Center Northwestern Station was designed by Helmut Jahn, who also designed the United Terminal at O'Hare International Airport and the James R. Thompson Center. It is one of the two major rail hubs in downtown Chicago along with Union Station. Enjoy access to trains that will take you to a variety of destinations from this Chicago landmark.

Why We Go: Head over to this historical landmark, the Ogilvie Transportation Center Northwestern Station, in downtown Chicago to catch a train to a new and exciting destination. You'll be able to snag tickets at the upper or lower deck ticket counter that is open from early in the morning, until late at night.

  • Historic Landmark: Named for Richard B. Ogilvie, a former governor who championed mass transit, this transit center, Ogilvie Station, is quite the Chicago location for all of your mass transit needs. Catch a train to a variety of locations while here, or simply admire the incredible architecture.
  • Family Friendly: The Ogilvie Transportation Center offers guests the ability to relax while waiting for their trains and has shopping and dining!
  • Convenient: At the Ogilvie Transportation Center, you'll be able to have all of your mass transit needs met.

Inside Knowledge: The unused area under the tracks at Ogilvie Station has been transformed into Metra-Market, a restaurant and shopping destination that features a French market, a drug store, a coffee shop and other retail shops, restaurants and amenities.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Buy Your Tickets: Head right over to the ticket counter and grab your stubs once you get to the Ogilvie Transportation Center so you'll be all set to catch your train.
  • Do Admire the Architecture: Be astounded by what can actually be done with glass and steel at the Ogilvie Transportation Center.
  • Don't Forget Your Bag: Make sure you carry your bag with you at all times while at the Ogilvie Transportation Center, so you don't lose it.
  • Don't Forget to Check Out the Shopping: If you look at the Ogilvie Transportation Center Map, you'll see there's a shopping and dining section on the lower level. Go Check it out!