Chicago Union Station Amtrak Legacy Club

The Amtrak Legacy Club in Chicago Union Station (open 9 AM - 9 PM) is located in the southwest corner of the Great Hall. It is designed for pay-access customers. Business/sleeper class/Select Plus customers have a separate First Class Metropolitan Lounge included in their ticket price.

That is, there are two luxury lounges off the Chicago Union Station Great Hall:

  • Amtrak Legacy Club: day pass or member, bar, luxury environment, meeting space. No need for train ticket.
  • Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge: departing Sleeper/Business/Select Plus/Select Executive only, no day pass.
Chicago Union Station Amtrak Legacy Club pricing sheet
Chicago Union Station Amtrak Legacy Club features and pricing.
Counter with coffee maker, refrigerators and snacks at Chicago Union Station Amtrak Legacy Club
Drink and snack station at Chicago Union Station Legacy Club.

Amtrak Legacy Club Admission Prices

  • $20/day (in/out privileges)
  • $50/month
  • $500/year

You do not have to be a train passenger to purchase Legacy Club access. You can bring up to 4 guests with you for the single admission price if you just want a calm place to have meetings / work / healthy drinks & snacks.

Amtrak Legacy Club Amenities

  • Two satellite TVs with closed captioning
  • Video games (Playstation 4, Wii)
  • board games
Shelving unit with games
Board games available at Chicago Union Station Legacy Club.
  • nice bathrooms
  • Priority boarding ($10 extra for monthly/yearly)

Drinks

  • fountain dispenser of sparkling, cold, or room temperature water
  • Starbucks coffee, tea, or hot chocolate
  • Numerous refrigerated single-serving drinks from Pellagrina, plus juices and soft drinks
  • Bottled and tap alcoholic beverages at happy hour

Snacks

  • Numerous healthy snacks like pretzels, flavored pretzels, veggie straws, and the like
  • breath mints

Happy hour

  • lunchtime and afternoon, Bottled drinks and Keginator.
keginator bar
Keginator at Chicago Union Station Legacy Club.

Workstations

  • 16 workstations
  • 16 pairs of 120 Vac power outlets
  • no Ethernet
  • free Wifi
internet speed test wifi
Wifi Download/Upload speedtest of Chicago Union Station Legacy Club.

Amtrak Legacy Club Wifi

  • 2.4 and 5GHz WPA2-PSK
  • strong signal, decent speeds
  • allows SSH, VPN, YouTube, etc.
  • Network does not appear to be segmented (I can ping my phone from my PC).
  • Only single BSSID visible.
Signal strength on 5 GHz at Chicago Union Station Legacy Club Signal strength on 2.4 GHz at Chicago Union Station Legacy Club
Wifi signal strength at Chicago Union Station Legacy Club

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