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Los Angeles Union Station

Los Angeles Union Station entrance. Photo by Felicia Aparicio.

During fiscal year 2022-2023, 928,558 passengers boarded or alighted Amtrak trains at Union Station in Los Angeles. This makes Union Station Amtrak's sixth busiest station in the nation, following New York Penn Station, Washington Union Station, Philadelphia Gray 30th Street, Chicago, and Boston South Station. Source: Amtrak State Fact Sheets


Route Major Stops Route Map
Coast Starlight Los Angeles-San Jose-Oakland-Sacramento-Portland-Seattle
Pacific Surfliner San Diego-Anaheim-Los Angeles-Oxnard-Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo
Southwest Chief Los Angeles-Flagstaff-Albuquerque-Topeka-Kansas City-Chicago
Sunset Limited Los Angeles-Tucson-El Paso-San Antonio-Houston-New Orleans
Texas Eagle Los Angeles-Tucson-El Paso-San Antonio-Dallas-St. Louis-Chicago

Source: Amtrak

Amtrak passengers arrive at LA Union Station, 1970. Photo by Charles O'Rear, courtesy of Environmental Protection Agency & National Archives

Amtrak assumed operation of the San Diegan Route (now Pacific Surfliner) in May, 1971. With more than 1.6 million passengers taking the route as of Fiscal Year 2022 , it is the third most heavily traveled Amtrak route in the nation (following The Boston to Roanoke, Virginia, and Boston to Washington, D.C., routes). This route is actually a partnership between Amtrak and the State of California.