Chicago’s Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center was at one time the grand dame of American train stations. Long before the building that occupies the site now, this was the location of the Old Chicago North and Western Terminal, built in a classical Renaissance Revival style. That Chicago landmark stood until 1984, when it was razed to make way for the 42-story glass-and-steel structure known as the Citicorp Center. This building has become a landmark in its own right, serving as a rail transportation hub for the RTA, the parent company of Chicago’s METRA system.
In the 1990s the Ogilvie Transportation Center was completely renovated at a cost of millions of dollars so it would adequately serve Chicago’s domestic and inter-city transit needs. More than 37,000 people catch trains here every day. For visitors coming into Chicago, this is a great starting point from which to see the sights of the Windy City. Check our listings at EasyToBook.com for information on accommodations, including budget hotels and discount hotels in Chicago near the Ogilvie Transportation Center.