LOS ANGELES UNION STATION TRAIN FESTIVAL 2023: A CELEBRATION OF PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE took place SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH & 10TH FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM.
In partnership with @metrolosangeles @amtrak and @metrolink, Train Festival invites guests of all ages to check out rail equipment on the tracks from various decades since the opening of the station, marvel at the rarest of model train exhibits and participate in tours about the history, restoration and art throughout the building.
Union Station is an iconic Los Angeles landmark and a vibrant symbol of downtown’s renaissance. A dynamic destination for the arts, entertainment and culture, forging a vital new connection to the community, Union Station is more than a bustling transportation hub in the heart of the city. It's a true cultural hub connecting the infinitely varied and wonderful elements of one of the world’s great cities... a gateway to the best of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Union Station, in partnership with Metro, Amtrak and Metrolink, kicked off Los Angeles Union Station Train Festival 2023: A Celebration of Past, Present & Future with a welcome ceremony this morning featuring Metro COO Conan Cheung, Amtrak Vice President Jeanne Cantu, Metrolink CEO Darren Kettle and California High-Speed Rail Regional Director LaDonna DiCamillo who encouraged attendees to enjoy the festivities ranging from vintage rail equipment on the tracks to rare model train displays in the historic Ticket Concourse of Union Station. Train Festival 2023 continues tomorrow, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Speaking to the weekend’s event, Metro COO Conan Cheung said, “Train Festival is a wonderful celebration of America’s most endearing mode of transportation – one that has endured and continues to be an essential means of transportation throughout the region for today and into the future.”
“This station represents a vital landmark to our community but it continues to welcome visitors every day to the heart of one of the greatest cities in America,” said Amtrak Vice President Jeanne Cantu on the significance of Los Angeles Union Station.
Attendees were given access to view rail equipment on the tracks from various decades since the opening of the Station, marvel at the rarest of model train exhibits, participate in tours about the history, restoration and art throughout the building and experience other unique activities celebrating the legacy and future of Union Station and Southern California’s rail systems.
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