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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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“metro line” (64 reviews)
“olvera street” (75 reviews)
“art deco” (50 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 2 days ago

Great timeless architecture and during the heat in 3rd wk in June 20117 very nice to walk through as the halls were confortable cool.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing building to walk through, great restoration. Staff are helpful to find trains or bus station.

Thank pamelag125
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very helpful gent at the info booth set us on our way to numerous destinations around LA. People are very friendly and helpful and keen to show off their wonderful city

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not worth the detour but nice to check it out if you're close by. They filmed one the scene in 500 days of summer there.

Thank pasares
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Union station definitely lives up to the reviews I've read describing it as being such a neat place from a bygone era. I encountered friendly, helpful people- and the hall and outside garden area are beautiful. I love the old seats you sit in while...More

Thank jessrainsara
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful train station from a bygone era, well kept. A reminder when train travel was in fashion. Nice architecture. I hope someday the old ticket hall is used full time rather than just for special events. Such a large area mostly going unused.

Thank Milan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is sort of interesting, but unless you have some great reason to be here i am not sure if its worth going out of the way for.

Thank arizona-mark
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Los Angeles and San Diego. Because a flight from San Diego back home would cost an arm and a few toes, we decided to take Amtrak from LA to San Diego and back. Union Station is like stepping back into time, when...More

Thank Buckmode
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Metro from the North Hollywood Station to the Union Station and Back with a group pf 22 people during the height of the Women's March in January 2017. It was packed with thousands of people, but orderly. The security at Union Station was...More

Thank claireesp
Reviewed 1 week ago

BEAUTIFUL!!!! All you need is a half hour max. Before of after, go across the street to Olvera Street ((FUN...but that's another review)).

Thank LocalLALALocal
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Grace L
Is there luggage storage in the station? Or locker somthing like that. My bus is 12 hours later so I want to store and then enjoy my trip.. but I don't have any idea. If not, do you know any locker nearby? I just have one big bag.
25 February 2017|
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Response from Justin S |
no there is not sadly I do not know of any in kc
Grace L
Is there luggage storage in the station? Or locker somthing like that. My bus is 12 hours later so I want to store and then enjoy my trip.. but I don't have any idea. If not, do you know any locker nearby? I just have one big bag.
25 February 2017|
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Response from 3Eagles | Reviewed this property |
sorry I do not know.
I will be coming to LA from Chicago. I need to get from Amtrak to my cruise line. Other than Taxi how do I do so? Is there a shuttle? Also, would like a hotel near my cruise line to stay the night before my cruise. Thanks!
27 December 2016|
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Response from wsimon2017 | Reviewed this property |
Uber or Llift.