Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the
entrance to Washington, D.C., when
it opened in 1908. It is one of the busiest and best-known places in Washington,
D.C., visited by 32 million
people each year. The terminal is served by Amtrak, local and other commuter
railway service and the
Washington Metro transit system of subway trains. The facility serves as
the headquarters of Amtrak.
(L) The main entrance of Union Station, Wshington, DC (R) A huge stone
wall of the Union Station
(L) The south entrance of Union Station (R) Police dogs are ready for patorol
A wide station hall of the Union Station, Washington, DC. The upper deck
in the center is served as a restaurant.
In the Attic block, above the main cornice of the central block, stand
six colossal statues.
These are entitled 'The Progress of Railroading' and their iconography
expresses the confident enthusiasm
of the American Renaissance movement.
(L) The main hall gate (R) The main hall of Union Station
A station corridor of the Union sattion
(L) Red cap service assists carrying a passenger's baggage (R) A waiting
hall of Amtrak in the Union Station
(L) A waiting room for the Amtrak and regional trains (R) A departures
and arrivals board of train.
Today Union Station is again one of Washington's busiest and best-known
places, visited by 32 million
people each year. The terminal is located at the southern end of the Northeast
Corridor, an electrified
rail line extending north through major cities including Baltimore, Philadelphia,
New York, and Boston.
Passenger services include Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express, Northeast
Regional, and several of
Amtrak's long-distance sleeper trains (including, among others, the Capitol
Limited, Crescent, Palmetto,
and Silver Service trains; the MARC (Maryland Area Rail Commuter) and VRE(Virginia
commuter railways, linking Washington to Maryland and Virginia, respectively;
and the Washington
Metro Red Line. From Union Station Amtrak also operates long-distance service
to the southeast and
midwest, including many intermediate stops to destinations like Chicago,
Atlanta, New Orleans, and
Union Station has a mix of terminal and through tracks. Most of the upper
level platforms, used mainly
by MARC, Amtrak's Northeast Regional trains, and Acela, are terminal, with
trains only arriving from and
departing to the north. Several of the lower level tracks are through platforms,
and are mainly used by VRE.
Regional trains were ready for a passengers ride on the lower-level plateform
of the Union Station
(L) Amtrak Acela Express train to Boston at the upper-level platform of
the Union Station
(R) Trains of Virginia Railway Express are waiting for departure at the
(L) The down escalator to the Metro station (R) The underground Metro Union
Union Station at dusk in 2007
(L) Union Station in 1912 (R) Union Station in 1974
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The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. J. miyamoto,
in October 2010.