The Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC) is a modern rail station in downtown Chicago at 500 W Madison Street. Metra trains on the Union Pacific North, Northwest and West lines arrive and depart from the station and many convenient amenities are in the building (Citigroup Center) including restrooms, fast food restaurants and retail stores.

Things to Know

  • Union Station is about a block away. Turn left on Madison after exiting the building then right on Canal Street.
  • The closest CTA station is Washington/Wells on the brown, orange, pink and purple lines (5-minute walk).
  • Washington Blue is the closest CTA station on the blue line, with connections to and from O’Hare International Airport.
  • To travel via river, the Chicago Water Taxi has a stop near OTC just off of W. Madison Street (turn left out of the building). The taxi travels to Michigan Avenue, Riverwalk, Chinatown and River North via LaSalle Street.

Nearby Attractions

Willis Tower
Civic Opera House
Chicago French Market

Nearby Hotels

ExecuStay Presidential Towers
Hyatt Place Chicago Downtown
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Residence Inn Chicago Downtown

Recommended Restaurants

Avec (French)
Blackwood BBQ
Blackbird (New American)
Naf Naf Grill (Middle Eastern)
Sepia (New American)
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
Habanero Baja Grill


CH Distillery
OVIE Bar & Grill
Madison Tavern
Rail Club
Mila One
Henry Rooftop


500 West Madison Shops
CVS Pharmacy
Walmart Neighborhood Market


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