With the news of Metro’s impending purchase of Los Angeles Union Station, I asked Metro followers and friends on Twitter and Facebook what they’d like to see at Union Station that isn’t there now. Here are their answers:
Tomdemie @metrolosangeles Supermarket and shopping restaurant
lensovet @metrolosangeles better integration and transfers between modes. a few months ago you had to stand on a freeway to take southbound expresses
trainman74 Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge.
Denise_V @metrolosangeles I’d like to see more security/police there. At night it’s filled with odd people.
dennisthai @metrolosangeles would love to see a bar there and TVs broadcasting sports or news @ union station.
tomato1972 @metrolosangeles Peet’s!
Sorry, tomato1972: Starbucks beat ‘em to it and is coming soon!
busblog A Pink’s hotdog stand.
ayogist @metrolosangeles: What would you like to see @ Union Station that isn’t there now? / a subway line to the westside while i’m still alive!
andiedavino @metrolosangeles i’d like to have the signs working 4 @PACSurfliners trains 830/1010 so i know for sure which platform they r dept from
mrnonel @metrolosangeles Union Station needs better fast food concessions.
Dairenn @metrolosangeles It would be nice if Traxx could come back. Is there WiFi?
There is not wifi at this time that I’m aware of. But Starbucks usually provides it.
From Metro’s Facebook page:
Brigham Yen I want to see Union Station become a destination itself in the future like many other train stations in the world (like in my dad’s hometown Taipei). I want to see LAUS continue to add more retail, restaurants, and entertainment, making LAUS an attraction itself, and then maybe people won’t find it a “hassle” to transfer there anymore as they may just end up staying to eat, shop, or just hang out.
Via email to email@example.com:
Steveland Harris: How about one of those Best Buy Mobile vending machines for electronics on the go?