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Address: 800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Los Angeles Union Station is the main railroad station in Los Angeles,...

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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Beautiful architecture: gorgeous interiors: wonderous gardens. Loved sitting in the outdoor area. Makes me proud of human race ability to build grand works for noble purpose... read more

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Los Angeles, California, Usa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took of tour of Union Station, although I have been there as a passenger, and it was mildly interesting. You don't actually see too much stuff that you can't see as a member of the public, but there were some interesting tidbits relating to the station's past.

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Beautiful architecture: gorgeous interiors: wonderous gardens. Loved sitting in the outdoor area. Makes me proud of human race ability to build grand works for noble purpose. People transport. Must see.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Union Station en LA is a very convenient train 🚊 terminal located in the downtown of the city 🌃. From this station you can go to different places in California State & all over the country using Amtrak service.

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Sydney, Australia
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We walked through Union Station on the way to the nearby Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, and we were taken with the beauty of the station's design, especially its Art Deco touches. You really feel like you've journeyed back to another time, a golden era in human history. Look up at the decorated ceiling and chandeliers, and look down... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to other major US Cities, the union Station in LA is small and lacks the grandiose architecture of other stations in major cities. However, it's a busy hub easily accessible. It's welcoming to see police in the area, cabs waiting nearby and information booths to direct you along the way. Have traveled through here many times.

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Lake Forest, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the east side of downtown Los Angeles and accessible from the 101 freeway via the Alameda street off-ramps the picturesque 78-year old LOS ANGELES UNION PASSENGER station, with its 62-foot high ceilings in the waiting parlor and the ticket lobby, is the largest and the most famous train terminal in the Western United States, serving almost 110,00 passengers... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love taking the train from here to San Diego. It's a beautiful, efficient station with marvelous architecture,

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the hub for train and bus traffic throughout Los Angeles. I stayed in a hotel across the street and used the inexpensive public transit system to travel throughout the greater Los Angeles area, as far as Anaheim. Amtrak allows you to travel as far as San Diego and San Francisco if you wish. The building itself was the... More 

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Greytown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome station - we tool our time strolling through here :) Beautiful architecture and people! Lovely cafe and the piano that anyone could play was such a hit!

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Renovated, clean, and an attractive working train station even if it is a bit of trek to get there. Great venue for a charity event.

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