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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 6 days ago

What a beautiful station. The recent restoration of this station is stunning! We arrived early enough for out train trip up the coast to be able to have time to enjoy the details. Everyone we talked to at the station from the Amtrak security to...More

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful station. On the National Register of Historic Places. We passed through, arriving on the Amtrak Coast Starlight, baggage in hand, catching a taxi to the Millenium Biltmore. It pays to stop and ask directions to the taxi stand, as we followed a sign which...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great if you're going to nearby cities like Anaheim or San Diego. Buy tickets ahead if it's holiday.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst I would not have come to Union Station unless I was accessing public transport, I was very impressed by it. The high ceilings, majestic lighting, and the ornately patterned walls make the whole building really stunning. On top of that, the 'approach and use'...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Normally, as an American, I don't think of our public transit system as efficient or convenient but a recent trip changed all of that. We took the Amtrak Surfliner from Oceanside to Union Station. As soon as we got off the Surfliner a gentlemen in...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

While not worth a special trip, you can incorporate a visit via the metro link and make your way to Chinatown, Olvera Street, and other east downtown attractions. From a functionality standpoint, it is a very well laid out for connections between metro, urban rail,...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The station opened in 1939, and is a California eclectic mix of moderne, art deco, and mission/Spanish architecture. For those who love to travel by train, it is convinient and easy to buy tickets, and Uber, Lyft, or light rail close to most of the...More

Thank Martin C
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

A section has been kept -probably restored- in the beautiful style used 100+ years ago when opened. Worth sharing with the younger ones, that they may appreciate a true piece of history!

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Easy to navigate. I am a fan of the architect, Mary Colter, who designed many of the buildings at the Grand Canyon. She also designed an area here (The Fred Harvey Room). It is currently being restored and was not open to the public when...More

Thank m0ml0vest0travel
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Years ago, LA Union Station was rather empty and not really part of the regional transportation landscape servicing only a few trains that were rarely on time. Now it has been transformed to be a true hub of transportation for the region. The rail system...More

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Catherine B
25 March 2018|
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Response from OBillyHill | Reviewed this property |
I once had a train delayed, and I got in late night early morning, probably close to 2am. We certainly had access to the station, seating, bathrooms, etc., but all services were shut down at night. I think the challenge is... More
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Laurie Lori N
2 February 2018|
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Response from Beth B | Reviewed this property |
The nearest hotel is Metro Plaza Hotel, 711 N Main St, Los Angeles, about 1 block from Union Station, and in your price range. There is a Best Western Plus Dragon Gate Inn in Chinatown, 818 N Hill Street, that is about 15... More
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rodjin
9 January 2018|
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Response from milvetmac | Reviewed this property |
walk out front and open your app, the geolocale tag will bring them right to you at the turn around entrance... i hope that helps
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