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Review of Union Station

Union Station
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Ranked #48 of 632 things to do in Los Angeles
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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 5 March 2018

took my mother here so she could ride amtrak back to palm springs, sunday morning and place was pretty busy, nice cafe to sit by and watch the people

Thank Douglas William M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I took the bus and then the track to Union Station from Paso Robles that has a train station in it but for what's got to be the dumbest thing in the world the trains don't stop in Paso Robles , the pubic transportation to LAX is a real pain but a lot cheaper than renting a car and then dealing with the traffic , after you arrive in LA you have to catch the Union Station bus to LAX for an additional 10 bucks , the station itself is rather dirt and plenty of homeless inside and out but also abundant law enforcement around , considering Pisa , Italy public transportation can't compare with Europe's frequent trains and buses ,

Thank aprildoornbos
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Am amazed how well this station is organized! The staff there is most helpful and very kind! The self-buy machines are easy to navigate and fares are quite reasonable! Easy to reach by bus or auto!

Thank Rusty W
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Old School train station...they have spend a fortune to bring back its old glory...which is great...you have seen this in countless movies and commercials but when you see it up close and personal, you will say to yourself you wished you lied in the day train travel was the thing

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Took the train, for the first time, with my grandson to Union Station. I actually found it a bit confusing because we didn't see many signs telling us which way to go to see what when we got off the train. They should have better and more signs and maybe "you are here" maps.

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