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    CAReed

    In addition to the trains, there is a CTA bus stop between the Hyatt and the North Building.  Bus #3 goes straight up Michigan Ave, so this could be another alternative.

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    Scott

    You mentioned taking the CTA green line. But how about Metra Electric District line that has a station right between the North and South Halls of McCormick Place?

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    srikanth

    Will there be any shuttle service from "CHICAGO SOUTH LOOP HOTEL"?

    Thanks

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    TechPorVida

    I've heard comments that only some of the hotels will have shuttle service to McCormick.  Where can I get the list of these hotels?

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    eccoleman

    You mentioned taking the CTA green line. But how about Metra Electric District line that has a station right between the North and South Halls of McCormick Place?

    Scott is right, the trains near McCormick are far more-convenient to reach hotels in Michigan Ave/River North area.  The line is operated by Metra (www.metrarail.com) as their Metra Electric District and is *not* CTA.  Only a 7-minute ride to Millenium Station (Randolph St. beneath Millenium Park) for $3.25.  Get a 10-ride and the price drops below $3.  Use the website to grab a schedule, they run at least one or two trains an hour that make stops at McCormick (many trains skip this stop, but don't be discouraged.)

     

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    CAReed

    Note that you can get an unlimited 7-day pass for CTA for $28, so that's why I'm leaning more toward the CTA instead of Metra (plus I already bought a pass).  During the day, there are trains about every 10 minutes for the Green Line.

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    CAReed

    No shuttle list yet.

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    JimKoerner

    Looks like the Green Line Cermak station is 4 blocks from the north end of McCormick place.  Not bad for me I can do the Red Line to Roosevelt station and then go Green!

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    RicksterCDN

    @Scott:We don't know if the Metra line is operational during the conference. It only operates during certain times and under certain circumstances.

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    CAReed

    Will there be any shuttle service from "CHICAGO SOUTH LOOP HOTEL"?

    Thanks

    I don't believe this is a conference hotel, so I would not believe there would be a shuttle.  Though, you should be in walking distance.

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    rjesh

    Where can I find the list of hotels where these shuttles are operated?

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    lkuhn

    @rjesh: check the map at the bottom of this page... the pins on the map show the conference hotels. https://ignite.microsoft.com/Register#fbid=aB5YHIaYdE2

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    CAReed

    @rjesh, it should be noted that not all of the hotels will have the shuttle directly to them as there are several hotels that are clustered together.  Furthermore, it has been mentioned on the MyIgnite Yammer network that the shuttle schedules will be published before the start of the conference, so that sounds more like next week.  It has also been mentioned that all conference hotels will have shuttle information in the lobby of the hotel, likely near the front door and/or the registration desk.

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    Brent

    Login to the ingnite site, then click Conference Info at the top of the page. Then click Guidebook - it's all in a OneNote workbook and they have all the shuttle schedules and hotel locations

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