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Union Station

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, 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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"olvera street"
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"art deco"
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"transportation hub"
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"train travel"
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"flyaway bus"
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"beautiful station"
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"gold line"
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"beautiful building"
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"great architecture"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived by train late at night with 2 young children and I was feeling apprehensive. The transfer from train to taxi couldn't have been easier. The station is set out well, signage is excellent and the station staff are all very helpful and efficient....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been just first few months that I have moved to LA and am already a fan of this Union Station. Literally traveling to different places of LA & California via this station only! Keep up the good service, keep up the cleanliness, keep...More

Thank JUNI-BANERJEE
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are touring downtown, be sure to include this in your itinerary. It is just across from Olvera Street. While you are at it, have lunch at Philippe's and walk through China Town.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to live in LA back in the late 80's and would visit Union Station simply to photograph and document the fantastic moderne/deco architecture. The tile work is about as high level as you can get, and the interior design is easily as fantastic...More

Thank John T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit and catch trains Easy to get around and a fun place to eat People watching is the game of the day

Thank Andamy18
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can use machine to buy tap card but on weekdays there is a customer service staff where you can buy tap cards from them. The different trains there take you directly to downtown, Japan town, Hollywood, & other lines to Long Beach or Sta....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Born and raised in Los Angeles, it's funny to think that me and my contemporaries grew up in cars, rarely buses, and never even thought of subways and trains. Today's Union Station changes all of that. Its now the up of all of the above....More

Thank OBillyHill
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Union Station is an iconic railway station built back when grandeur was in style. It has been fully restored over the last few years to its original art deco appearance, and as the major Los Angeles rail hub it still has a vibe reminiscent of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best station in the city. Has cafes & grocery shops as well for a quick grab. Interesting Holiday decor as well.

Thank Mitzlife
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually used the station to catch the train, also the buses link just outside! However spent long time dreaming how it used to be when built for the luxury traveler. The old furniture and fitting has been kept immaculately. Staff, security staff, and information...More

Thank Margot P
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Laurie Lori N
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Response from OBillyHill | Reviewed this property |
Terry - As the others have said, probably best to just head over to LAX. Unless there is something near Union Station you really want to see, just grab the Flyaway and head to LAX. Once there, you have dozens, if not... More
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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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mlhover
31 December 2017|
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Response from Melissa D | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen any storage lockers at Union Station.
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