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Review of Union Station

Union Station
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed February 8, 2014

A railway station and we went more to compare to Grand Central Station in New York than anything. Nice they still have train service and buses leaving from the back of the terminal. Something no longer seen in Vegas.

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

As seen recently in Pharrell William's "Happy" video*!

Lovely architecture (inside and out), and well laid out. Main seating area / booking hall is gorgeous (you can just pop in and look at it without having to buy a ticket if you're not going anywhere).

* - at 2'18" and 2'28" if you look it up on YouTube.

Thank Russ H
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

What a grand old train station in downtown LA! The Flyaway Shuttle from LAX takes you direct to Union Station where you can connect to anywhere around LA.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We visited this at the end of our Olvera Street visit, as it is a two minute walk away. Living in New York, the contrast to Grand Central couldn't be greater. I adore the Spanish Art Deco style of LA, and this station is a fabulous example. It is vast and beautifully decorated. I hope one day soon it will be filled with bustling travelers again, and I was glad to see that were quite a few people there midday on a Friday. There are a couple of restaurants in the station and there is ample seating. This is a great place to rest after seeing the sights of downtown LA. If you are in this area you should make an effort to visit.

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Gorgeous station, am gutted I didnt stop to take photos when my train arrived here. They still have the old proper seats rather than the modern benches and they really preserved the architecture. When you visit, take some time to look around, you will not be disappointed!

Thank MarijkeLondon
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