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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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“olvera street” (79 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Not really a destination for tourists; of course the central station for all rail services in the region, Amtrak, Commuter Rail, local and regional buses, LRT and subway systems.

Thank hakccmd
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Union Station is an historical icon of downtown Los Angeles. The structure combines Art Deco, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne style, with architectural details such as eight-pointed stars, and even elements of Dutch Colonial Revival architecture. It has a garden patio and some of...More

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the art deco style in the main lobby area. You can almost put yourself back in the 30s and 40s waiting for the next steam train. Worth a look if you like architecture.

Thank HelenBezzo
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a train into LA and arrived into Union Station. It was really just a station. Had a Ben & Jerry's, which was super delicious. The station itself was pretty spacious with comfortable seating. Wouldn't recommend the train, but that's for another review altogether....More

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is old LA Noir personified. Sad think is that the old restaurants and bars are closed and the food on offer now is so-so. Good news, many interesting food places within walking distance including Phillippe's! The art deco interior is worth the walk around...More

Thank Z7011UDmichaelp
Reviewed 1 week ago

This station is a hidden gem right in the middle of the City. Step inside and you will feel like its the 1940's in a good way and you will instantly recognize how many commercials, films and TV shows have been shot here. Amazing architecture...More

Thank charles_sewell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Union station is the hub for the Metrolink, Metrorail and Amtrak trains. The architecture is reminiscent of California missions and goes well with La Placita,Olvera Street (founding plaza) across the street. Nice visit Union Station and surrounding area.

Thank 2Cubanas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old building with architecture you would never see in modern buildings. Pay attention to the walls, ceilings, and light fixtures. One ticketing area is sparse now, but you can still see where people once bought tickets. Info booth is very helpful! The man who...More

Thank Ronnie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I use the Union Station mainly for traveling to and from the Los Angeles International Airport. In back of the station is the Fly Away ticketing and bus stop. For $9.75 each way, I can spare my family the agony of driving to LAX.

Thank pw0ng368
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much has changed since the original structure, take a glimpse of the original ticketing area and explore one of the last classic train stations in the United States.

Thank Thomas G
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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
6 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
24 February 2017|
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