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Union Station

800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2177
+1 800-872-7245
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Los Angeles Union Station is the main railroad station in Los Angeles, California, and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western US. Union Station is a major transportation hub for Southern California, serving almost 110,000 passengers a day. The station is the hub of the Amtrak's California regional routes, Amtrak's long distance trains, Metrolink commuter trains, several Metro Rail subway and light rail lines, buses and coach services. History: Established in 1939. Built in 1939, Union Station combines Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, Mission Revival and Streamline Moderne styles. The architecture team included John and Donald Parkinson who also designed Los Angeles City Hall and other city landmarks. Originally intended as a transcontinental terminus station for the Union Pacific, Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railways, the station was a major hub for troop movement during World War II. The station's historic 161,000 square foot terminal was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and the station was restored in 1992. Beginning in the 1970s, growing use of Amtrak and expansion of local and regional rail revitalized the station as a major transportation hub of Southern California. Metro acquired the station in 2011, managing the property that currently serves as a transportation hub for Metro, Metrolink, Amtrak and other transportation services as well an urban mixed-use development site.
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800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2177
Central L.A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love the style of architect for this building. It is like going back in time. You truly appreciate the style and yet they have modern food places that meet your needs.

Thank Michiganbartman
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is a must see if you're visiting downtown Los Angeles. You'll see a whole cross section of Los Angeles that you won't anywhere else. Along with that you'll be in the midst of art and architecture that are not to be missed.

Thank Samantha L
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not just about taking the train; the station itself is beautiful! Go on line and check out the schedules for the guided tours. I took an art tour that expanded beyond Union station and into other stations. It was so much fun! The reason...More

Thank YazMaTaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice station we walked inside after seeing the Olvera street and china town in the neighborhood

Thank AFRopglabbeek
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Security detail at this station is subpar. The young people are ill equipped to be ambassadors to a large metropolis like Los Los Angeles and a beautiful architectural structure like Union Station. The younger group that we encountered were the very first "Angelenos" we...More

Thank jacastro4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Union station is easy to get around; even though it is huge. It is easy to find your way to the Metro or Amtrak areas. There is even a bus circle outside for airport transport which is very reasonably priced for the quick service. I...More

Thank Joy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff that works there is very helpful. They have a variety of places to eat. They have beautiful artwork and architecture.

Thank fernandezana15
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is like going back in time. It's beautiful. The architecture is a throw-back to the Art Deco era. The historic Phillippe's restaurant is 1000 yards down the road, and the famous Olvera Street market and cultural community is directly across the street. SO many...More

1  Thank Diana M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have many memories from my childhood of meeting relatives at Union Station who arrived by train from Texas each year. This beautiful structure built in the 1930's has weathered the test of time and is now a modern transportation hub for the Los Angeles...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 1 week ago

walked from here to Plaza Olvera just across the street. It has beautiful architectures and elaborate windows, tile and colors.

Thank edique2017
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kyiak
23 October 2017|
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Response from 322guntherl | Reviewed this property |
Connections at the Union Station are easy and very close together, you may also asked one of the ambassadors for assistance too.
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Pauline P
22 July 2017|
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Response from Victoria L | Reviewed this property |
Onboard Amenities On each Metrolink train you can enjoy the following amenities: Tables for reading, watching a movie, or getting some work done Power outlets for your electronic devices (in most cars) Restrooms and... More
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Rob B
6 July 2017|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
It is a big city and anything may happens. And all the low cost parking spot will be gone fast and the other is not cheap. Just exercise your common sense dealing with big city. When all else fails, use google on LA union... More
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