During fiscal year 2019-2020, 1,413,006 passengers boarded or alighted Amtrak trains at Union Station in Los Angeles. This makes Union Station Amtrak's fifth busiest station in the nation, following New York Penn Station, Washington Union Station, 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|
Amtrak assumed operation of the San Diegan Route (now Pacific Surfliner) in May, 1971. With more than 1.5 million passengers taking the route, it is the second most heavily traveled Amtrak route in the nation. This route is actually a partnership between Amtrak and the State of California.