Crowding at Chicago Union Station

Chicago, IL

With the resurgence of passenger rail, the existing concourse is woefully overcrowded. While Amtrak seems to be interested in monetizing the space over the headhouse, the only plans for the concourse appear to be minor tweaks, with little hope or funding for doing something audaciously transformative like demolishing the office building or moving operations to the massive abandoned post office a couple of blocks to the south.

The station has, fittingly been used to promote High-Speed rail efforts in the state, although the station's structure as a double-stub station (with no pass-through) limits its suitability as a HSR station.

12/28/2010 17:23:34
Crowding (video)
10/10/2010 16:22:04
Waiting for the Illini
10/10/2010 16:22:08
Waiting for the Illini
08/01/2011 13:06:10
Metra ticket line
03/30/2010 10:57:53
Union Station
03/30/2010 11:19:39
Luggage Lockers
03/30/2010 16:43:09
Boarding
03/30/2010 16:47:31
Platform
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Metra ticket line
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High speed rail kiosk
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High speed rail kiosk
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High speed rail kiosk
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High speed rail kiosk
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High speed rail kiosk
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High speed rail kiosk
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High speed rail kiosk
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High speed rail kiosk