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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
+1 800-872-7245
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Close to Little Tokyo, China Town and el Pueblo. Well comunicated with an airport. No drinking water dispensors, dirty restrooms. Waiting rooms just for those who bought tickets (over and over again you must demonstrate that you have a ticket). You may give performance on...More

Thank AlexaKPL
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even if you are not a train travel fan, a visit to this iconic station is called for. State of the art in facility , yet retaining its old glory , the station is glorious from outside as well inside. Apart from trains , it...More

Thank 212manju
Reviewed 5 days ago

travelled from the station to San Diego in an Amtrak train which was impressive. The station is a lovely building. We were there at just before ten at night and there were lots of police officers at the entrances which was a bit unnerving. I...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 6 days ago

this station has plenty of sights even if you aren't taking a train. beautiful tile work, gardens and old time train station feel and a great restaurant with inside and outside dining.

Thank inspi(red)u2
Reviewed 1 week ago

SInce my kids have never been on the metro trains, my father and I took them to catch Amtrak via Metro trains from my parents house in Baldwin Hills. Once the Metro trains dropped us off at Union Station my kids enjoyed the atmosphere that...More

Thank Dameee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see gem! This station services Greyhound bus lines, Metrolink, Amtrack, and Metro Rail subways. I love the original state it is in, a peek at the past with it's architecture, furnishings, paintings, ticket booths and more. I can spend an entire...More

Thank elenavC4846PE
Reviewed 1 week ago

Still amazed by all of the remodeling at Union Station. The process of taking the Bolt bus was extremely easy and efficient.

Thank durshund
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was headed home to Florida when I had to take a stop this way. I never been to Union Station all my years of living in Southern California. I must say I was impressed from the architecture to the art. You will meet the...More

1  Thank BubbaWeston
Reviewed 1 week ago

From here you can get to ANYWHERE really! Ride the local Metro system to locations around the LA metropolitan area. Or take the Amtrak and you can see the entire country and even make it to Mexico or Canada! Besides this when you walk inside...More

Thank bkute65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's amazing that this is a functional train station because it feels done-up with beautiful furnishings and architecture- as well as a beautiful outdoor courtyard. Very peaceful and worth a peek inside.

Thank loveDCA
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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
Rob B
7 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
Grace L
25 February 2017|
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