People tend to check in during these times:
The Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center is an intriguing blend of the old and the new, long serving as the terminus for some of Chicago’s most celebrated train routes but now connected to the sleek lobby of a modern glass skyscraper.
Save yourself time and buy your ticket at the vending machine near the tracks. They run out near the 1st of the month though
So much nicer than Union
Automated machines are located out near the tracks if there's a line at the window.
Usually good. Make sure you get there in time to purchase a ticket. They need more machines. They were out of one ways at the machine. $5 surcharge on train if you don't buy ticket before boarding!
Metra can be confusing at first, but the train is very convenient for getting to Chicago.
Very nice for a train station.
Food court downstairs while you wait. Also a flower shop.
Keep it moving in the bathroom or you'll be harassed by the on site security during your most vulnerable of moments!!
If the lines are long at the ticket counter, check out the dispenser in the actual terminal - it takes debit/credit.
First time here .. Much better then Union station..now can grab coffee on my way all time ..
Ovie is cheaper than the 2nd floor bars, and better beer selection.
First rule of the quiet car: You do not talk in the quiet car. Second rule of the quiet car: You do NOT. TALK. IN THE QUIET CAR.
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Conductors love telling everyone this on the trains: "Seats are for butts, floors are for feet." Therefore, keep your feet on the floor unless you wanna get yelled at.
If the ticket office is open, buy your ticket before getting on the train, or you'll pay a $3 surcharge
Don't forget to visit the BDSM dungeon and "All Things Bondage" gift shop on the lower, lower level!
Intolerant of talking, perfume, cologne, food, phone convos, naughty/scared/happy kids, & other human behaviors? I certainly wouldn't ride Public Transport. Get even! Deny them your company. Drive!
For the first timers, there's a walkway on the second floor which goes over Canal street and can save you from the cold and waiting for traffic.
During the day, the lines for the bathrooms seem never ending. Just a heads up.
They don't offer discounts for people in college, only people in high school. COMPLETE BULL.
Most of the cars for the Metra UP West Line from OTC to Elburn do not have working water faucets in the restrooms (probably true for other trains), so bring hand sanitizer or use the ones provided.
Love coming here
The cafeteria is great, over 20 places to choose from, if you go on the lower level is has shops, and even more restaurants.
I love trains choo choo choo choo
Make eye contact with the conductor when they check tickets. You're not that important.
Use the kiosk to buy tix instead of waiting in lines
$7 Unlimited Weekend Pass!
Every train is full during rush hour , enjoy
The CTA card vending machine is out of order about 70% of the time. So don't wait last minute to add money to your card!
Charge your phone at Track 5. You can't charge it in the food court.
The French Market on the lower level is a largely undiscovered gem.
Hudson News prices are obscenely high. Get a snack or drink in the food court instead
Grab your Garrett's popcorn before heading home!
There is no platform 9 3/4 here. Bloody hell!
There is a waiting where you could charge your phone
Bathrooms by the French Market are nicer.
Grab some Garrett's popcorn for the ride home! Yummmmm
Stop by Cinnabon or Auntie Annes for a snack!
Cinnabon or Auntie Annes. Must eat sweets!
Check out the Taco Bell in the food court!
They like to keep the trains at a crisp 47 degrees. It's like a rolling meat locker for humans...
Three children age 11 and under ride free with a fare- paying adult on weekends.
Bring a bungee cord to attached your bike. Don't want it falling over or attacking people
Elburn's Union Pacific West / Line (Elburn to/from Olgilvie) Full Time Schedule is here:
Harvard's Union Pacific Northwest / Line (Harvard to/from Olgilvie) Full Time Schedule is here:
Kenosha's Union Pacific North / Line (Kenosha to/from Olgilvie) Full Time Schedule is here:
Olgilvie Transportation Center:
Madisson street doors are locked after 8. Use the doors the lead to the food court.
when the train is late don't line up in the isle where a train full of people will be getting out.