2. Re: 24 internet cafe near Union Station
It would help if you said which train he is coming in on. Both the Empire Builder and The California Zephyr are being affected by the wild fires in the west. However, both are guaranteed connections to The Capitol Limited. How late is your son's train? Sometimes Amtrak finds it easier to hold the connecting train in Union Station. Many times Amtrak will arrange bus service between trains in which case he will make his connection without coming into Chicago. Perhaps they will work with him for an overnight hotel. We don't know, you probably can't find out from New Zealand so your son is on the train and is going to have to work this out with Amtrak. Is he capable of doing this on his own? Is he underage or needing physical assistance? The conductor on the train will work with him. Your son should talk to a conductor on the train. If that doesn't get him a solution, instead of communicating with you in New Zealand, he should place a call to 1-800 USARAIL and ask the automaton "Julie" for an agent. The agent has the train delay, updates and passenger list and connections on her/his computer.