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Address: 800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2177
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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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The beginning of pacific to atlantic railroad

Back in cowboys era, kettle and oil was transported to east from here. Can say Barrell unit began here too. And before barbwire was invented, numerous amount of western-movie... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Back in cowboys era, kettle and oil was transported to east from here. Can say Barrell unit began here too. And before barbwire was invented, numerous amount of western-movie (before and after railroad) were made.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The architecture inside is just stunning and worth going here alone to see and enjoy. Very well preserved, Some of the seating was closed off though which was a bit sad to see, to stop people from sitting there and hanging around

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good experience travelling by train and I like the station , easy to travel around and connecting metro service and bus available from station. But outside station too many homeless people . It was little unsafe and scary .

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I suggest newcomers purchase a daily tap card. This way you can take any train, any bus, any place ....all day and night long! I use it to get from Arcadia down to Long Beach for the annual Long Beach Grand Prix. I can party all day, no driving, and simply swipe my card and I am good to go.... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing old station - great access to tracks and metro, old fashioned interior well preserved, wonderful hidden gem of a garden and when I was there I saw an art exhibition in the waiting area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow this is an amazing building - walked through and enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere of the intricate architecture so beautifully preserved! Camera essential and don't forget to look up - ceiling itself worth several photos!! Enjoy a coffee in the main hall and soak up the space and of course the passing parade of travellers!

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

have stopped here a few times small bar seth the bartender very welcoming chance to watch all the people going to catch the trains or coming in. walk across to Olvera street small stand cielito lindo very good

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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's worth a train ride just to end up in Union Station. The Art Deco interior is a sight to behold. The years and years of history are incredible to imagine. You can easily walk over to Olivera Street and enjoy a margarita with lunch before you make your return trip. The signage is very helpful in finding your way... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Never crowded, and always clean. There are so many different routes you can take to get anywhere. Convenient way to explore SoCal

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoy just walking around this beautiful, high-ceilinged building. I'm so glad it is still functional--sadly, many old train stations in this country have been torn down or re-purposed. I love the hustle and bustle of the train station. According to Wikipedia, it is "the 'Last of the Great Railway Stations' built in the United States. It was placed on... More 

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