Topic : Union Station

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Amtrak refurbishes Chicago Union Station Great Hall

Rail| December 4, 2018

The centerpiece of the Great Hall is the 219-foot-long skylight that soars 115 feet above the floor.

LA Metro's 'Life Underground' series shows subways, rider stories

Rail| January 31, 2018

The experience features dozens of subway riders selected purely by chance who tell their stories of love, dreams, family, and migration.

Management & Operations| October 23, 2017

Seattle Union Station's 'Great Hall' honors former Sound Transit CEO

Past and current Board members joined agency staff this week to honor former Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl by naming the Great Hall of the agency’s historic Union Station headquarters the Joni Earl Great Hall.

Rail| May 3, 2017

Toronto's Union Station Undergoes Revitalization, Restoration Program

Several critical factors had to be considered throughout, including uninterrupted rail operations, safe pedestrian flow through the station, adequate egress capacities, fire/emergency access, ongoing power and systems operations, and feasible constructability.

Rail| December 27, 2016

VW windfall could help clean up diesel train emissions at Chicago's Union Station

Agreement stipulates the money from the German automaker must be used to reduce lung- and heart-damaging nitrogen oxides emitted by diesel trains, buses, ferries and equipment.

Management & Operations| July 29, 2014

Los Angeles Union Station Story

Los Angeles' Metro has won an Emmy for the Metro Motion Union Station 75th Anniversary TV show, which aired prior to the May 3 Union Station anniversary celebration. The show contains interviews with many key players in the Union Station story, including Metro CEO Art Leahy.

Rail| May 7, 2014

Los Angeles’ Union Station celebrates 75 years

L.A. Metro held a rededication ceremony at the station’s Old Ticket Concourse on May 3 to mark the milestone. When the station opened in 1939, it accommodated approximately 13,000 rail travelers daily. That number today is closer to 75,000.

Rail| May 7, 2014

Union Station holds festivities to commemorate 75 years

Check out a few highlights from Union Station's 75th anniversary.

Rail| April 24, 2014

Home movie of 1939 Union Station opening in L.A. unveiled

The silent 6-minute color film clip features train engines, vintage cars and spectators from the opening day parade. The home movie was shot by legendary Disney animator Ward Kimball, creator of numerous classic Disney characters including Jiminy Cricket in “Pinocchio.”
Rail| April 24, 2014

Only Known Footage of L.A. Union Station Opening, Shot by Ward Kimball

In honor of Union Station's 75th Anniversary, Metro and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in cooperation with the family of Ward Kimball, have restored the only known footage of the historic opening. Documented in the home movie, the parade drew half a million spectators to downtown Los Angeles.

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