Don’t miss the Nov. 2, 2013 MARP meeting at Chicago Union Station

November 2, 2013
Chicago Union Station
225 South Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60606
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The November 2 MARP meeting will be held in Chicago Union Station where we will be treated to tours of behind-the-scenes locations within the station, including the fascinating Control Center which guides the movement of all trains within the adjoining yard.  You will also have a chance to observe situations that have been addressed by the Chicago Union Station Passenger Action Taskforce (CUSPAT) headed by Larry Krieg.

The meeting will begin at 11:30 following the arrivals of Wolverine #351 c. 10:47 a.m. and Pere Marquette #371 c. 10:38 a.m. Taking the Blue Water is not recommended since it does not arrive in Chicago until almost noon.

If you do not qualify for the usual 10% or 15% discounts (MARP, Senior, Military, AAA), you may request a Convention Fare Discount Code (10% discount) by SENDING AN EMAIL TO . We’ll email the information you need to obtain this fare.

For overnight lodging, one of our members has found a reasonable rate at the Embassy Suites Chicago, 1445 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015.  The hotel offers complimentary drinks Friday and Saturday evenings, a full breakfast in the morning, and a shuttle to the nearby Lake Cook Road Metra station.  See below for instructions for finding and booking a room.

If you have questions or need more information, EMAIL US AT .


Booking a room at the Embassy Suites Deerfield:

  1. Log into the  web site
  2. Type in DEERFIELD IL in the locator slot
  3. Select  your arrival and departure dates
  4. Click on the senior citizen or AARP or AAA line on the left side of the screen
  5.  You will get several options and pricing – note that the cheapest gives you no refund if you cancel; it might be worth it if you are 100% sure you are going; the next cheapest are the senior / AARP rates.
  6. Click to make your choice. Be sure you have your credit card handy.

Another option for booking a hotel is   You may also find the Metra website helpful: