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“Better as a movie location than as a great train station.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Union Station

Union Station
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$49.00*
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Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles Walking and Subway Tour
Ranked #27 of 536 things to do in Los Angeles
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Owner description: First Los Angeles train depot.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Better as a movie location than as a great train station.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

You will see this train station in many movies, but mostly because it is convenient for the industry. Among other things, it is easy to close this place down for filing. The architecture is California mission style, which is interesting but it will not hold ones attention for too long.

Visited April 2012
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“Los Angeles Train Station Has Made a Return”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

When I first moved to Los Angeles in the mid 1960's, Union Station was pretty much dead as far as passengers were concerned. Later on when Metro Rail and Metrolink came to Union Station, it brought life and passengers back to what is a marvelous train station with a lot of character and history behind it. Union Station these days is a very busy train station almost all day. There is also many buses that come right up to the back of the station; there is a big bus depot in the back. Recently, Union Station added a convenience store and other fast food eating places in the station where there was almost nothing available before to train passengers. Yes, Union Station in Los Angeles has made a big come back from what it was decades ago; and it is nice to see the train station being properly used again.

Visited November 2012
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Santa Monica, California
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“Great historic train station and transit hub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Union Station is wonderfully preserved, but still operating train station. It feels like stepping into a time warp. Beautiful architecture

Visited December 2012
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Vancouver, Washington
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“LAX Shuttle to Union Station”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

I have taken the Shuttle bus from LAX to Union Station a couple times. The ride is nice. Be prepared though to lug your luggage through the train station to get to a taxi on the other side. The trains are clearly marked with ticket vending stations easily accessed.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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“Great old train station”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

The city has done a nice job of restoring and maintining the station building as it was decades ago. The central waiting area and the surrounding gardens and fountains give you an image of what our ancestors enjoyed while they were waiting for a train.

Visited March 2012
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