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Los Angeles Union Station, CA

Los Angeles Union Station, CA

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800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Los Angeles Union Station is the main railway station in Los Angeles, California and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. Donation: http://wheredoesjusticebegin.blogspot.com/2015/04/donation.html
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Union Station - Los Angeles

Union Station - Los Angeles

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Take a two minute tour of Los Angeles' iconic Union Station on a busy Friday afternoon featuring beautiful art deco waiting rooms and platform rail traffic including Metro Rail, Metrolink, Surfliner and Amtrak trains.
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Evening Rush Hour at Los Angeles Union Station - Endless Metrolink & Amtrak Trains

Evening Rush Hour at Los Angeles Union Station - Endless Metrolink & Amtrak Trains

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  • Updated: 19 Nov 2016
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In the begining of November, I hopped aboard Metrolink and headed up to the Los Angeles area for the day. Towards the end of the day, around 2 hours before my train departed, I hung around Union Station for some rush hour Metrolink and Amtrak trains. During the 2 hours I was there, over 20 trains arrived and departed from the 13 tracks that Union Station offers. Usually refered to as the "last of the great railway stations" built in the United States, Union Station still stands after 77 years. Opened to the public on May 3, 1939, this place sure has seen many trains and changes over the years. In its heyday, passenger service was provided by the Santa Fe Railway, Southern Pacific Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad, as well as the Pacific Electric Railway and Los Angeles Railway. Today Metrolink, Metro Rail, and various local and long distance Amtrak trains call Union Station home. Destinations can be as close as Glendale, as far as Chicago, or anywhere inbetween. Caught typical Metrolink and Amtrak action there, including RBRX 18520 and RBRX 18522 on different Metrolink trains. BNSF and Metrolink's PTC test train was also parked on the far east tracks of the station, waiting for the evening rush hour to end. Busy place to be at this time of day, that's for sure! Thanks for Watching! Watch in HD, 60 FPS! © 2016 MichaelLovesTrains Productions
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Union Station Los Angeles

Union Station Los Angeles

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  • Updated: 27 Dec 2014
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Today I have been to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. I am coming through Union Station very often. I do not drive and therefore I use public transportation. Subway, Metro Rail, Metro Link and Amtrak Trains are going through Union Station. This gives me a lot of opportunities to come to Union Station. Usually I am to busy to make a video about this historic building, but today I had time and I made a video. Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) is the main railway station in Los Angeles, California and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. It opened in May 1939 as the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, replacing La Grande Station and Central Station. Union Station is a major transportation hub for Southern California, providing 60,000 passengers a day access to Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) long distance trains, Amtrak California regional trains, Metrolink commuter trains, and several Metro Rail subway and light rail lines. The original ticket concourse has 62-foot (19 m) high ceilings and a 110-foot (34 m) counter. It is now closed to the general public, and, along with the southern garden and Harvey House restaurant area, made available to rent for filming and other special events. Even with its grand scale, Union Station is still considered small in comparison to other union stations. The Patsaouras Transit Plaza on the east side of the station serves dozens of bus lines operated by Metro and several other municipal carriers. Union Station is located in the northeastern corner of Downtown Los Angeles, on the property bounded by Alameda Street, Cesar Chavez Avenue, Vignes Street, and the Hollywood Freeway. It is across Alameda Street from L.A.'s historic Olvera Street and El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park. The historic Terminal Annex building is on the opposite side of the Chavez Avenue underpass. Chinatown and Civic Center are a short distance away. Don't forget guys, if you like this video please "Like," "Favorite," and "Share" it with your friends to show your support - it really helps me out! If there's something you'd like to see me discussing on my channel, tell me about it!
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Station to Station - Los Angeles Union Station

Station to Station - Los Angeles Union Station

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  • Updated: 02 Oct 2013
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UPDATE: Photos of the even here. https://picasaweb.google.com/116751324549930992838/StationToStationLosAngelesUnionStation Here's a video of Station to Station, Amtrak Special with a Hiawatha/Milwaukee Road skytop observation car on the rear at 7th street bridge, Los Angeles Union Station, & Amtrak/Metrolink Burbank Airport station including a special event, concert(Beck), art show at Los Angeles Union Station on 9/26/13.
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A look at the future of LA Union Station

A look at the future of LA Union Station

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  • Updated: 21 Apr 2014
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The Union Station Master Plan will guide future development of the station to help it become an even greater destination. This conceptual animation offers a glimpse of how the station may evolve over the years to come.
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Trains at Los Angeles Union Station

Trains at Los Angeles Union Station

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  • Updated: 30 Jul 2016
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A video of trains at Trains at Los Angeles Union Station with services by Amtrak and Metrolink.
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Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner: Los Angeles to San Diego

Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner: Los Angeles to San Diego

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  • Updated: 18 Oct 2014
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We’re going to take a ride on Amtrak’s “Pacific Surfliner” train between Los Angeles and San Diego, California. Departing Los Angeles out of famous Union Station, we’ll head south along the coast, paralleling the Pacific Ocean for several miles, with many different points of interest along the way. We arrive in San Diego at the historic Santa Fe depot, a hub of rail activity featuring Coaster commuter trains and the San Diego Trolley. Experience it all aboard the Surfliner on a beautiful October day in Southern California. Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bobbyharveyvideo And subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/everywherewest Copyright © 2014 by Bobby Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
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Railfanning Los Angeles Union Station 7/15/2017

Railfanning Los Angeles Union Station 7/15/2017

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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2017
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Here is a video I made of some trains at Los Angeles Union Station on July 15, 2017. This video includes AMTK 822, ATSF 3751, SCAX 911, and AMTK 591. This was the day of the LA Summer Railfest. I did happen to catch the equipment move and as well a late #3 with 822 on point. Enjoy! Train 1: A 6 hour late Amtrak Southwest Chief #3 with 822. AMTK P42DC 200 AMTK P40DC 822 AMTK P42DC 144 Train 2: AMTK 591 arrives LAUPT to pick up the display cars AMTK 3GS31B 591 Train 3: ATSF 3751 reverses out of LAUPT solo. This may be the last time 3751 will be moving and steaming before its FRA inspection. ATSF 4-8-4 3751 Train 4: Amtrak Southwest Chief #4 leaves LAUPT AMTK P42DC 165 AMTK P42DC 122 AMTK P42DC 5 Train 5: SCAX 911 reverses out of LAUPT with the Smarty wrapped car. This was the first time seeing an F125 moving. SCAX F125 911 Train 6: AMTK 591 takes out the display train AMTK 3GS21B 591 Thanks for watching!
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A Walk Around Union Station, Los Angeles

A Walk Around Union Station, Los Angeles

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  • Updated: 30 Oct 2017
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Catching The MetroLink At Union Station, Los Angeles

Catching The MetroLink At Union Station, Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Metro: The Red Line Subway

Los Angeles Metro: The Red Line Subway

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  • Updated: 17 Nov 2014
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Let's take a ride on the Los Angeles Metro's Red Line subway. We depart Union Station and travel into Hollywood, getting off at Hollywood/Vine. Here we'll see a number of trains arrive and depart before heading back to downtown. Nearing the end of our ride we'll get a rear-view of the subway tracks as the train makes its last few stops. This video was filmed during my vacation in the Los Angeles area in October, 2014. Enjoy! Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bobbyharveyvideo And subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/everywherewest Copyright © 2014 by Bobby Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
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LAX to Hollywood on Union Station Flyaway bus and Red Line 2011-10-08

LAX to Hollywood on Union Station Flyaway bus and Red Line 2011-10-08

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A trip from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on the Flyaway bus to Union Station downtown, followed by a ride on the Red Line subway to Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood. Note the multiple-terminal pick-up, the freeway traffic downtown, and the detour of the bus through unpacked downtown streets.
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[HD] An Afternoon of Trains at Los Angeles Union Station

[HD] An Afternoon of Trains at Los Angeles Union Station

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The Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (LAUPT) opened in May of 1939 as a central terminal and terminus for passenger trains coming in & out of the vicinity of the Los Angeles area. LA Union Station used to see many trains of many different railroads in the past, such as Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and the Santa Fe. Today, not much in terms of the main building structure has changed, but operations surely have, as Union Station is now the hub of Amtrak's long-distance and Pacific Surfliner commuter trains, Metrolink commuter rail lines, and Metro Rail light rail and subway lines. Here, we observe some of the action commonly seen at Los Angeles Union Station featuring Pacific Surfliner trains, Metrolink commuter trains, Metro light rail trains, and even Amtrak's Southwest Chief long-distance train backing into the 8th Street Yard after it's very late arrival into LA featuring the Silver Solarium private car. I hope you enjoyed this video and thanks for watching! All shots were taken on 7/2/17. © 2017 Los Angeles Rail Productions
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Los Angeles Metro Green Lines Train arrival Aviation/LAX station

Los Angeles Metro Green Lines Train arrival Aviation/LAX station

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  • Updated: 08 Oct 2013
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Metro Rail Siemens P2000 series EMU approaching. This train bound for Norwalk. ロサンゼルス国際空港への無料連絡バスが出ているアヴィエーション/ラックス駅に、メトロレイル・グリーンラインのノーウォーク行き電車が到着する。 Metro de Los Ángeles Línea Verde Estación Aviation/LAX.
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Metro Los Angeles: Gold Line Trains Arriving and Departing Union Station

Metro Los Angeles: Gold Line Trains Arriving and Departing Union Station

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Two Metro Gold Line trains enter and depart LA's Union Station almost simultaneously, with large crowds on both sides of the platform. Sidenote: This was filmed on opening day for the Dodgers, Monday, April 3, 2017, hence all the Dodger fans scattered about, ready to take the Dodger Stadium Express. Los Angeles has grown from being a city where the landscape has been dominated by car transport, to seeing an impressive renaissance of its once great rail system. Construction officially began on the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system in 1985. On July 14, 1990, the Blue Line began revenue service and became the first form of urban rail transit to serve Los Angeles since the closure of LA’s last streetcar lines in the 60s and 70s. The route ran from 7th St/Metro Center, in Downtown Los Angeles, to Long Beach. In 1993, the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission were merged to become the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, soon to be rebranded as Metro. That same year, the first stretch of a full-blown underground subway opened, mostly through Downtown Los Angeles, from Union Station to Westlake/MacArthur Park. It was known as the Red Line and Purple Line, soon to branch out and become separate routes in the future. In 1995, the Green Line opened as the second light rail line to serve the city, and traveled from Norwalk to Redondo Beach. The line connected with Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) through a free shuttle that would take you into airport premises. 1999 saw the extension of both the Red Line and Purple Line, finally becoming separate entities. The Red Line was extended to Hollywood/Vine, and the Purple Line was built to Wilshire/Western. The next year, in 2000, the Red Line was extended to its current terminus of North Hollywood. In 2003, the Gold Line became the third light rail route to open in LA, and went from Union Station to Sierra Madre Villa, in Pasadena. It would be later extended to Atlantic station, in East LA, in 2009, and further east from Sierra Madre Villa to APU/Citrus College, in Azusa, in March 2016. The Orange Line became the first bus rapid transit (BRT) line to operate in Los Angeles in 2005, when service started from North Hollywood, where it connected with the Red Line, to Warner Center, west in the San Fernando Valley. It would be further extended north to Chatsworth in 2012, creating a split in the line at Canoga. LA’s second BRT line, the Silver Line, entered revenue service in 2009 and ran from El Monte, in East Los Angeles, to Harbor Gateway Transit Center, between Carson and Torrance. It would be extended to Pacific/21st St, in San Pedro, in 2016. 2012 saw the opening of the Expo Line, named after Exponential Blvd the line provides service on. The route initially ran from 7th St/Metro Center, in Downtown LA, to Culver City, before being extended to Downtown Santa Monica in May of 2016. The current network of urban rail for Los Angeles sits at what was just described above, but what can we expect for the future? Projects such as the Crenshaw/LAX line, the Regional Connector, which will drastically alter current rail service, and the extension of the Purple Line are all projects currently under construction and set to be completed within the next ten years. After that, we don't know, but there is much anticipation that this impressive rail system will continue to expand over the next several decades. In 27 years, Los Angeles has seen a rapid rebirth of urban rail-based transit options, similar to what Portland has experienced in recent decades. What we have seen is one of the most impressive comebacks of urban rail in any city in the nation, and that is something to appreciate. It will take many years to grow the current system out to better serve Los Angeles and the surrounding region, but if what has been done already can be accomplished again and again for decades to come, there is little doubt Los Angeles will be on its way to joining the great list of urban rail systems. Our website: http://bayareatransitnews.weebly.com/ Download our app: AppsGeyser: http://app.appsgeyser.com/Bay%20Area%... Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bay-Area-Trans... Twitter: https://twitter.com/bayareatransit1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bayareatran... Contact us at bayareatransitnews@yahoo.com.
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Touring the Los Angeles Union Station in Los Angeles

Touring the Los Angeles Union Station in Los Angeles

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Touring the Los Angeles Union Station in Los Angeles In this video, I will give you a first person narrative tour of the beautiful Union Station in Los Angeles. If you enjoy it, please subscribe, like, comment and share. Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS), better known as its original name, Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (LAUPT) is one of the best-recognized terminals in the western United States. When built LAUPT was served by the Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Santa Fe hosting some of the West’s most prominent passenger trains. Unfortunately, it was completed during the waning days of rail travel as the public abandoned trains for other modes of transportation. The station's high water mark occurred only during its first decade of operation. After World War II its importance dwindled but its fate proved far brighter than several others across the country. Despite its late construction LAUPT has been in continual use since it opened and is ready to handle the resurgence of passenger rail in the 21st century. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chutneybay Subscribe to My Channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ChutneyBay General Information About Union Station (Los Angeles): Widely regarded as “the last of the great train stations”, Los Angeles Union Station is the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. Originally known as the “Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal”, it was intended to serve as a consolidation of the three local railroad terminals and the railroads they had served (Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe) with construction costs shared by these railroads. Designed in a unique blend of Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Art Deco styles by the father-son architect team of John and Donald Parkinson, the facility was completed at a cost of $11 million in 1939 and opened with a lavish, star-studded, three-day celebration attended by a half million Angelenos. With its vast waiting room and enclosed garden patios, the station itself is a reflection of the grandeur and seductive climate that is Los Angeles. Travelers who strolled to their trains along terra cotta tile floors with their inlaid marble strips walked beside extravagant interior walls designed with both travertine marble and early models of acoustical tiles. Passengers could visit the famous Harvey House restaurant, located in the southern area of the main building. Designed by famous Southwestern architect Mary Coulter, it was the last of this line of restaurants to be constructed in a passenger terminal. Within just a few years of opening, Los Angeles Union Station transformed into a bustling 24-hour, seven-day-a-week hive of activity with as many as 100 troop trains carrying tens of thousands of servicemen through the terminal every day during World War II. But the war ended and so did the rush of passengers, as air and automobile travel became the vogue through the next several decades. By the 1970s, Santa Fe's legendary Super Chief and El Capitan, the Southern Pacific's Sunset Limited and Daylight, and the Union Pacific's City of Los Angeles vanished from the rails. In 1980, the station was entered into the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, Los Angeles Union Station is linked to the Patsaouras Transit Plaza, which opened in 1995, and offers transit connections to destinations throughout Los Angeles. It also serves as the primary regional hub for Amtrak’s 36 daily trains and Metrolink’s five-county commuter train service, and as a transfer point for Metro’s Red, Purple and Gold Lines. In April 2011, Metro completed the acquisition of the Los Angeles Union Station property, including 38 acres and 5.9 million square feet of development rights. Metro will oversee future development of the terminal to meet local office, retail, entertainment and residential needs, as well as Southern California’s evolving transportation system. Activity at the Los Angeles Union Station is expected to surge as expansion of Metro’s system connects more lines into the station. A grand lady still, Los Angeles Union Station’s best years are yet to come. Reference Links: https://www.metro.net/about/union-station/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Station_%28Los_Angeles%29 Legal Info: All footages are shot by me. If you would like to use any footage, please contact me directly for permission. Music used on this video is copyright free.
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Los Angeles Union Station I Episode #3

Los Angeles Union Station I Episode #3

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  • Updated: 06 Apr 2016
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Come visit with us one of LA's most versatile and frequently used film locations, LA's Union Station. From Blade Runner, to The Dark Knight Rises, this active train station has become an iconic movie landmark featured in 100's of films and tv shows.
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Los Angeles Union Station - July 2017

Los Angeles Union Station - July 2017

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Los Angeles Union Station - July 2017 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chutneybay Subscribe to My Channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ChutneyBay All footage is shot by me and may not be used without permission. I do not own any still photos or music in video. If there is any copyrighted issue, please advise immediately.
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Los Angeles, California - Union Station HD (2016)

Los Angeles, California - Union Station HD (2016)

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Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) is the main railway station in Los Angeles, California, and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. It opened in May 1939 as the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, replacing La Grande Station and Central Station. Approved in a controversial ballot measure in 1926 and built in the 1930s, it served to consolidate rail services from a number of railroads (the Union Pacific, Santa Fe, and Southern Pacific) into one terminal station. Conceived on a grand scale, Union Station became known as the "Last of the Great Railway Stations" built in the United States. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Today, the station is a major transportation hub for Southern California, serving almost 110,000 passengers a day. Three of Amtrak's long distance trains originate and terminate here: the Coast Starlight to Seattle, the Southwest Chief and "Texas Eagle" to Chicago, and the Sunset Limited to New Orleans. The state-supported Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner regional trains run frequently to San Diego and also to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. The station is the hub of the Metrolink commuter trains, and several Metro Rail subway and light rail lines serve it as well, with more in construction or planning. The Patsaouras Transit Plaza, on the east side of the station, serves dozens of bus lines operated by Metro and several other municipal carriers.
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Railfanning Los Angeles Union Station 6/23/2017

Railfanning Los Angeles Union Station 6/23/2017

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Here is a video I made at Los Angeles Union Station of Amtrak and Metrolink trains. This was the start of my vacation to Houston, TX to meet up with some fellow friends. I took the Sunset Limited there. I took 579 to LA though originally I was going to take 583, but I thought of 579 as a better option, and luckily I made the right choice because 583 was an hour late that day. I also met up with a couple other SoCal friends before leaving for Houston on #2. Trains: Train 1: Amtrak Southwest Chief #4 back into and leaves LAUPT AMTK P42DC 192 AMTK P42DC 19 Train 2: Amtrak 583 AMTK 90208 AMTK F59PHI 463 Train 3: Amtrak 790 arrives LAUPT AMTK 6908 AMTK F59PHI 460 Train 4: Amtrak Sunset Limited #2 back into LAUPT AMTK P42DC 182 AMTK P42DC 190 Train 5: Amtrak 583 pulls out of LAUPT AMTK F59PHI 463 AMTK 90208 Train 6: A Metrolink train leaves with RBRX 18520 RBRX F59PH 18520 SCAX 679 Train 7: Amtrak 790 leaving LAUPT AMTK F59PHI 460 AMTK 6908 Train 8: Amtrak 785 (Arrival and departure) AMTK 6901 AMTK P42DC 122 Train 9: Amtrak 592 AMTK F59PHI 464 CDTX 6953 Train 10: Amtrak Coast Starlight #11 AMTK P42DC 183 AMTK P42DC 115 Thanks for watching!
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Metro Los Angeles: Red Line: Union Station - North Hollywood (Full Journey)

Metro Los Angeles: Red Line: Union Station - North Hollywood (Full Journey)

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One of the only full journeys on YouTube of Los Angeles' Metro Red Line, from Union Station east of Downtown to North Hollywood. The journey takes nearly half an hour and is entirely underground, traversing Downtown LA, northwest along the world-famous Hollywood Blvd, before going under the Hollywood Hills to Universal City and North Hollywood. Los Angeles has grown from being a city where the landscape has been dominated by car transport, to seeing an impressive renaissance of its once great rail system. Construction officially began on the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system in 1985. On July 14, 1990, the Blue Line began revenue service and became the first form of urban rail transit to serve Los Angeles since the closure of LA’s last streetcar lines in the 60s and 70s. The route ran from 7th St/Metro Center, in Downtown Los Angeles, to Long Beach. In 1993, the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission were merged to become the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, soon to be rebranded as Metro. That same year, the first stretch of a full-blown underground subway opened, mostly through Downtown Los Angeles, from Union Station to Westlake/MacArthur Park. It was known as the Red Line and Purple Line, soon to branch out and become separate routes in the future. In 1995, the Green Line opened as the second light rail line to serve the city, and traveled from Norwalk to Redondo Beach. The line connected with Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) through a free shuttle that would take you into airport premises. 1999 saw the extension of both the Red Line and Purple Line, finally becoming separate entities. The Red Line was extended to Hollywood/Vine, and the Purple Line was built to Wilshire/Western. The next year, in 2000, the Red Line was extended to its current terminus of North Hollywood. In 2003, the Gold Line became the third light rail route to open in LA, and went from Union Station to Sierra Madre Villa, in Pasadena. It would be later extended to Atlantic station, in East LA, in 2009, and further east from Sierra Madre Villa to APU/Citrus College, in Azusa, in March 2016. The Orange Line became the first bus rapid transit (BRT) line to operate in Los Angeles in 2005, when service started from North Hollywood, where it connected with the Red Line, to Warner Center, west in the San Fernando Valley. It would be further extended north to Chatsworth in 2012, creating a split in the line at Canoga. LA’s second BRT line, the Silver Line, entered revenue service in 2009 and ran from El Monte, in East Los Angeles, to Harbor Gateway Transit Center, between Carson and Torrance. It would be extended to Pacific/21st St, in San Pedro, in 2016. 2012 saw the opening of the Expo Line, named after Exponential Blvd the line provides service on. The route initially ran from 7th St/Metro Center, in Downtown LA, to Culver City, before being extended to Downtown Santa Monica in May of 2016. The current network of urban rail for Los Angeles sits at what was just described above, but what can we expect for the future? Projects such as the Crenshaw/LAX line, the Regional Connector, which will drastically alter current rail service, and the extension of the Purple Line are all projects currently under construction and set to be completed within the next ten years. After that, we don't know, but there is much anticipation that this impressive rail system will continue to expand over the next several decades. In 27 years, Los Angeles has seen a rapid rebirth of urban rail-based transit options, similar to what Portland has experienced in recent decades. What we have seen is one of the most impressive comebacks of urban rail in any city in the nation, and that is something to appreciate. It will take many years to grow the current system out to better serve Los Angeles and the surrounding region, but if what has been done already can be accomplished again and again for decades to come, there is little doubt Los Angeles will be on its way to joining the great list of urban rail systems. Our website: http://bayareatransitnews.weebly.com/ Download our app: AppsGeyser: http://app.appsgeyser.com/Bay%20Area%... Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bay-Area-Trans... Twitter: https://twitter.com/bayareatransit1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bayareatran... Contact us at bayareatransitnews@yahoo.com.
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Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge - Los Angeles Union Station

Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge - Los Angeles Union Station

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A visit to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge at Los Angeles Union Station. Access is complimentary for sleeping car passengers and Business Class passengers on the Pacific Surfliner trains.
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Bus riding from Hollywood to Union Station, Los Angeles

Bus riding from Hollywood to Union Station, Los Angeles

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