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Union Station is looking good at 75.
We’ve never seen that many people at Union Station. With entertainment, historical train cars on display and free rides to Glendale, it was packed. Exhibitors lined the halls with information on train destination vacations up and down the California coast. We caught the all female mariachi group that was performing in the historical ticket hall, which is rarely open to the public. Union station opened in 1939 and was designed by the Parkinson brothers, who also designed City Hall. Much of the original marble is still in place, as well as the terra cotta tile floors in the big halls.
So, what’s in store for Union Station in the future - High Speed Rail is on the horizon, as the “Master Plan” is kicking off in 2014.
We picked up a free train ride compliments of the Annenberg Foundation, which we plan on using on a weekend train adventure soon.