Photo by Brooke Collins

Union Station’s Overhaul Is About To Take A Big Step Forward!

As part of Chicago’s master plan for Union Station, Mayor Emanuel and Senator Durbin announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art CTA bus facility at Union Station!

The Union Station Transit Center (USTC) will open on Sunday, providing weather protection for transit riders and an underground connection to Union Station, which serves 120,000 people each weekday.

The new USTC is located along Jackson Blvd. between Canal St. and Clinton St. just south of Union Station. It will benefit customers connecting between Metra, Amtrak and CTA systems with improved boarding locations, bus tracking information and Ventra payment machines. The center will also provide dedicated lanes and a traffic light for buses.

By separating CTA buses from traffic on Canal St., the USTC will significantly improve traffic flow around Union Station, benefiting motorist, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Six CTA bus routes will operate at the USTC: #1 Bronzeville/Union (Will stop at Jackson Blvd.), # 28 Stony Island; #121 Union/Streeterville Express (Will stop at Jackson Blvd.), #124 Navy Pier, #151 Sheridan and #156 LaSalle.