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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 yesterday

If you want Californian history and culture summed up in one place go to Union Station. This place is absolutely wonderful. If you are on a short trip to LA, take time to visit here as well as the theme parks. Look, the theme parks...More

Thank 367john
Reviewed yesterday

There was in the 60's something called the Santa Fe Railroad Club for train riding afficionados, and my grandmother belonged. Though we were only small children, my brother and I were just old enough to go on some of the trips with her, and they...More

Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed yesterday

Union station is beautifully built, easy to maneuver, and very user friendly. There are always people about to assist you. And, the restaurant at the front serves remarkably good food. Great place to travel from or to!

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have visited here to get the Amtrak and the Dodger Express. What a beautiful, well maintained building. There is a great selection of places to eat and drink. It is worth a visit just to see the building. One of the best stations I have...More

Thank karenvegas
Reviewed 3 days ago

Union Station is a functioning railroad station as well as a beautiful look into Los Angeles from years gone by. Built in the 1930 and has served the Western USA ever since. Well worth a visit.

Thank Cynthia-LAX
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just the perfect way to see old LA! We rode the Metro Link from San Bernardino (Riverside didn't have a direct route at the time we needed) and was able to visit Phillipe's, China Town and Olvera Street. From Union Station you can catch a...More

Thank craig g
Reviewed 5 days ago

An aesthetic functional experience. Not to be missed Traxx for a delicious mea. The entire ambiance of Union Station we owe to the Parkinson Team.

Thank lenabydesign
Reviewed 5 days ago

For the past 5 years Union station got a lot of nice upgrades. A lot of people are traveling, LA Metro did satisfactory job. There is room for improvement for underpasses, signage, schedules. Security is satisfactory taking in consideration an increasing criminal activity.

Thank TrottingTheGlobe5
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Maybe was better or I'm just bitter now. I've just seen 4 flyaway van Nuys buses and not one union station one. It has been over an hour and fifteen minutes. Stupid waste of time and never taking it again from the airport. I will...More

Thank seamles
Reviewed 6 days ago

Filled wih history and worth seeing You can double up by taking light rail to the shared location,touring the station(s) and then embarking on a rail trip. trip will allow you to see even more of the station and enjoy the hospitality of AMTRAK. If...More

Thank 1-2centurydiner
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24 October 2017|
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Response from 322guntherl | Reviewed this property |
Connections at the Union Station are easy and very close together, you may also asked one of the ambassadors for assistance too.
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