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METRA Ogilvie Transit Center

Official name: Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center
Formerly known as North Western Station
500 West Madison
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Basic Information
Type Transportation Facility
Neighborhood: West Town
More Information
  • > The station is named for Richard B. Ogilvie, who helped create the Regional Transportation Authority.<br> > November, 2004 - The <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i> reports a few details of the plans to turn the unused space beneath the Metra viaduct into retail space. It is hoped that the empty space under the tracks can be turned into 120,000 square feet of shops and restaurants.
  • September, 2008: After years of delays, onstruction begins on MetraMarket -- a transformation of the space underneath the Ogilvie Transportation Center's tracks into a shopping complex.