Sunday, December 16, 2007

Catch the Train in LA

Train travel in the United States is fragmented at best. While we don't have an extensive train network as vast as that of Europe, we do have one that suits the needs of the larger cities. One doesn't think of Los Angeles as a place where one takes a train, but many people do as routes extend out like a spider from the city's Union Station. Union Station opened in 1939 when at that time it carried 7000 passengers a day. Today 26,000 ride the trains to and from the Inland Empire and up and down the coast. You can catch the Los Angeles Metro to many places around the city, including Hollywood from Union Station.

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