An architectural jewel opened in 1939, this hub of rail transportation for all of Southern California is known as the “Last of the Great Railway Stations” built in the United States.
Union Station blends Dutch Colonial Revival with Mission Revival and Streamline Moderne styles. Travertine marble covers the lower part of the interior walls, and the upper part is embellished with an early form of acoustical tile. The floor in the cavernous main hall is terracotta tile, with a central strip of inlaid marble (including Travertine, an unusual touch in flooring). Enclosed garden patios frame the waiting room.
The station serves Amtrak for long distance hauls, the Metrolink trains for the greater Southern California region, the Metro Rail lines for L.A. County, and dozens of bus lines operated in metro Los Angeles.
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