Special tours are offered this month in celebration of Union Station’s 75th anniversary. Led by trained Metro Art Docents, the tours cover historic Union Station architecture and spaces not generally open to the public, including the old ticket concourse and former “Fred Harvey” restaurant, which operated 1939-67. Additionally, the tours [continue reading]
The Dodgers are hosting a huge four-game series this weekend against their NL West rivals San Francisco Giants, who currently have a 2.5-game lead in the division. The first game of the series is tonight at 7:10 p.m. A heads up for those taking the Dodger Stadium Express to the games: [continue reading]
Here’s another video from Saturday’s festivities for the 75th anniversary of Union Station. There’s some nice footage that gives you an idea of the flavor of the day and the seriously big crowds that descended upon Union Station.
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media poison! Union Station’s complexity grows 75 years down the line (L.A. Times) A super interesting essay by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on the history of Union [continue reading]
Another set of photos from Union Station this morning and afternoon; here is another set of photos from earlier. Click to see a larger version of a photo. All photos by Juan Ocampo for Metro.
A little warm weather on Saturday didn’t keep crowds at bay as thousands of people descended on Union Station for the building’s 75th anniversary celebration that featured live music, train exhibitions, speeches from dignitaries and a lot of folks who apparently wished it was 1939 all over again. The above [continue reading]
If you’re visiting Union Station on Saturday for the 75th anniversary festivities, please check out the new Metro Information Tower that looks a little like the monolith in “2001: A Space Odyssey” but doesn’t leave you guessing about its purpose in life. The 17-foot tall interactive kiosk in the Union Station [continue reading]
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media poison! Union Station: L.A.’s nearly perfect time machine (L.A. Times) D.J. Waldie has a nice op-ed piece on the eve of Union Station’s 75th anniversary celebration [continue reading]
Metro will begin distributing new, commemorative TAP cards highlighting three beautiful views of Union Station to celebrate the iconic transportation hub’s 75th birthday. The new TAP cards will be issued starting on Friday afternoon. The Union Station 75th Anniversary Commemorative TAP Card will be available at TAP vending machines (TVMs) located [continue reading]
Here are a few photos from the JazzMob that took place Wednesday afternoon at Union Station — coinciding with International Jazz Day. It was nice to hear some jazz gracing the station’s waiting room and hopefully spruced up rush hour for commuters. The event was organized by the Jazz Education Network [continue reading]