Union Station is one of the most beautiful Railway stations I’ve ever seen. It’s a hub for national Amtrak and Amtrak California passenger trains, Metrolink commuter trains, the Metro Red,Purple, Gold Lines, & the Silver Line. There are also several other bus services that stop there, so it’s a busy station. It’s also right across the street from Olvera Street, the oldest street in Los Angeles.
Built in the 1930’s, Union Station is known as the “Last of the Great Railway Stations” built in the United States, and has a massive and ornate waiting room and ticket concourse that makes one think they’ve stepped into the past while staying in the present. I love it.
Most Southern Californian’s, in general don’t use public transportation. We don’t. In fact, when we took the Metrolink into Union Station (as a treat-it’s more expensive for our family to ride into LA on the train than to drive) to get to Olvera Street, it was the first time Jeff or the kids had ever ridden on it. It was only my second time I’ve used public transportation in Los Angeles! It was a fun little adventure, but I’ve decided that I’m a seat-belt-required kind of traveling gal. Telling my kids to stop getting up and moving around during the trip was annoying.
What about you? Do you use public transportation? What’s the most beautiful station you’ve ever visited?
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