The art of transit

photo by Steve Hymon/Metro

I shot of the Union Station platforms on Friday from the 13th floor of Metro’s headquarters adjacent to Union Station. I used my iPhone 3Gs and the Hipstamatic app and then adjusted the color using the Camera+ app. I’m still waiting for some iPhone 4s transit photos from readers — hint hint.

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5 replies

  1. @ steve: city hall is on north spring street a wee bit south from union station.

    • Hi busrider;

      Thanks. I think I worked too many years at City Hall–don’t even know where I am any more!

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. Good view into the excavation in the lower right for the ramps of the new platform. The new east platform is a first step toward building run through tracks over the 101 freeway.

  3. Sooner or later, some of those tracks will continue across the freeway for faster, more efficient rail service.

    If we’re smart, there will be TAP pylons at the entrances to all the platforms. (Metrolink already has distance-based fares, so a smart card will help calculate fares).

    And in a perfect world, there would be overhead electrification of the tracks and high-speed rail, either next to or on top of the Metrolink platforms.