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Hollywood’s Favorite Train Station Can
Begin Our Private Tour
Union Station is seventy-five years old and still hustling passengers back and forth to their local as well as distant destinations every day. As the largest train depot in the west it is likely the most seen by film lovers and television watchers as the Hollywood studios are regularly parking their trucks and caravans out front to film. Need a train station? Call Union Station. And this station is really ready for its closeup. It is beautiful inside and out. Stucco, tile, wood and steel create a large space for waiting and dining. The station’s significant architectural history bespeaks a “Los Angeles” style that gave the city a unique look in the 30s and 40s. The last of the Harvey House restaurants built as part of a passenger depot was here, sadly unused today. Many of our private Los Angeles tour guests arrive in L.A. by train and we can pick them up right here at the station and begin a custom luxury tour that can conclude at their hotel. Besides enjoying the station we can walk them across the main road to look at Olvera Street, the historic birthplace of the great city of Los Angeles (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula). Adjacent to Olvera Street is Chinatown which was once located right where Union Station was constructed.