In 2011, Metro purchased Los Angeles Union Station, the hub of our region’s rail system and a busy bus stop for Metro and other providers.
Metro officials said they are committed to the station’s preservation, restoration and (eventually!) expansion the Master Plan program. As 2014 gets underway, visitors to the station will be seeing a number of maintenance projects underway, including:
•The painting of the station’s exterior.
•Restoration work of metals and woodwork at the station.
•Work in the passageway under the train platforms including removal of non-historic tile, painting and resurfacing of floors.
•Installation of new signs as part of a property-wide master signage program.
•Slurry, striping and installation of the ‘Pay on Foot’ program at Parking Lots B and D.
Work on the projects is being scheuled to minimize disruptions to passengers at Union Station and all design work has been monitored by architects specializing in historic preservation.
The projects are scheduled to be completed by May 2014, in time to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Union Station.