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Metrolink is Southern California’s commuter train. It operates seven routes through six counties and links communities to employment and activity centers.
Established on the site of L.A.'s first Chinatown, Union Station opened in 1939 at a cost of $11 million. Over 1 1/2 million people visited it within its first three days.
"Congrats! You're standing in what's sometimes called 'The Last of the Great Railway Stations'. And is other times called 'The First of The Great Hooker & Crazy People Hangout Spots'." - Conan O'Brien
stand on the right side of the escalator. let people pass you on the left.
Rendezvous at one of the most beautiful train stations in the country. Leave time for an art deco dining experience at Traxx Restaurant – it’s so romantically retro! #vday
Happy holidays and safe travels from (RED). Here's our travel tip: pack an (APPLE)RED iPod Nano and some (PENGUIN)RED books for the trip! Enjoy.
You can ride any of the metro subways for free with your metrolink train ticket. That will get you around the main parts of LA.
I love if you save your metrolink stub. You can ride the subway or buses all day! Thanx
Take the Amtrak "Surfliner" to San Diego for $60 RT to avoid the drive and/or avoid the security at LAX
The Fly Away shuttle from Union Station to LAX is a great deal and very convenient. Boards at end of Patsaurus Plaza.
Station connects to the following Metrolink lines:Antelope Valley Line - Ventura County Line - San Bernardino Line - Riverside Line - Orange County Line - 91 Line
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At this popular filming location, see if you can identify where they shot scenes for movies like Blade Runner, The Island, The Italian Job, Pearl Harbor and Speed.
Phillippe's is right down the street, open @ 6am for breakfast (pretty good & cheap).
Catch the free shuttle from Union Station to Dodger Stadium and avoid paying the $15 parking fee there.
Look for the small koi pond south of the main building in front of the Met Water District building.
Don't talk and laugh obnoxiously loud on the metrolink, especially in the morning!!
BEAUTIFULLY decorated train station. Like you just walked into a movie set in the '20s. Well-kept and clean...Not like the train stations I remember in Europe.
Ride the metrolink. U will probably hit something or atleast be late to wherever u want to go
In Pasadena? Authentic Mexican at Casa La Golandrina's just a Gold Line ride away. Go @metrolosangeles 2 Union Station
On escalator, please stand on the right and let others pass on the left ..... Really helps!!!
Visit Olvera St. right across from Union Station. The oldest street in Los Angeles!
Hungry? Walk out the front doors and across the street to "Olivera Street". it's a sanitized Tijuana and actually has sit-down Mexican food.
be careful of the bagels. they aren't as good as they look
Help reduce LA smog: take the bus. The LA Metro was one of the first public transit agencies to use alternative fuel on a big scale. The compressed natural gas buses are over 97% cleaner.
Upgrade to business class on the surfliner, especially on Fridays when it's standing room only. Guaranteed seat, free drink and a snack...Totally worth the few extra bucks!
There are two entry ways to the red line. The back from cesar chavez and in the front toward olvera st. Before the long tunnel.
If you have to use the restroom go before you get there. The stench is horrible... It can't be human.
Do not stop in the main drop off zone in the front, they will yell and move your butt quick!
Grab a drink and wait outside in the garden.
Buy the 45-day 10-ticket pass for Amtrak to save. if you buy a monthly pass you can ride both Amtrak & Metrolink
Union Station's site is formerly the original Chinatown. What is currently the "Old Chinatown" is where Little Italy was once located at.
Ride a bike to Union Station! There's plenty of bike parking and new bike lanes on Los Angeles St. will connect Union Station with the rest of Downtown Los Angeles.
Do ya know how great this building is? Do you really KNOW? Go. Sit. Between 4-6 or so. Just sit.
Amazing way to get from the downtown area to Pasadena!
If you're hungry, head on over to Traxx bar and get some fries with aioli. Yum.
Go to Famima!!! and try the steamy buns.
Please don't talk on your phone while on the train. Do you really want everyone around you to hear your conversation?
It's been said once, but worth repeating. If you ride the escalators and you plan to just stand there, move to the right so other can walk past you!
Connect to Metros Red and Purple lines (downstairs) and Gold line (upstairs)
be sure to check out the aquarium!!! really neat!
When going towards Atlantic station Do Not bring your coffee or any opened drinks inside the train! $250 fine. Learned my lesson. Damn sheriffs are profiling.....
The 2010 National Train Day was every bit as crowded (but a lot better organized) as 2009. Enter the vast expanse of the main waiting room and become an instant convert to the romance of rail travel
Don't play your damn music so damn loud. It's a cell phone! That shit sounds annoying!
5-10 minute hike is waaay off, unless you're crawling. Should take you 5 minutes at the very most. I can make it in 3 minutes.