Union Station

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Union Station information

Chicago , USA
225 S Canal St
+1 312 655 2385
Getting there
Metro: Brown, Orange, Purple, Pink Line to Quincy
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The wonderfully restored 1925 building looks like it stepped right out of a gangster movie. In fact, it's been used to great effect in exactly this way. Remember director Brian De Palma's classic The Untouchables , when Eliott Ness loses his grip on the baby carriage during the shoot-out with Al Capone's henchmen? And the carriage bounces down the stairs in slow motion? Those steps are here.

They're the north ones from Canal St to the waiting room. Come during the day when Amtrak and Metra riders stride through the space, which is dappled with bright shafts of sunlight from the banks of windows.