Union Station washington DC
UNION STATION IN WASHINGTON,DC The Union station Washington, DC is one of the major train station in United State. The station was started in 1907 and is mainly used as a hub for transportation, travelling destinations. Union station (Washington, D.C) is the second-busiest and it is the headquarter of Amtrak. Annually the station handles over five million travelers. It usually serves several travelling agencies like MARC, and the buses that operates around Washington. During the world war II, it was the most congested station as over 200,000 passengers passed through this station. Later in 1988 another wing was built and the station was renovated where a shopping mall was put in place. Today, the union station serves as a shopping destination as well as a transportation hub. Union station is the best for long layovers since a lot of services are readily available for the customers. It is the best place to be where sometimes one hope that the train delay for a little while so that you have some more little time for you to wander around. The beautiful architecture guides your eyes upwards, while the aroma of the food court tugs your tummy downstairs for some fast food. In the spirals of staircases, there are some shops for jewelries, clothing and other personal services are offered. The Union station has several connections like ( WMATA metro and many others). It has 18 platforms. Also the station has many railway terminals and their destinations are well indicated. The station is located at the Southern of the Northeast Corridor making it to have a high level of passenger services which includes the electrified rail line. The station is owned by Union Station Redevelopment Corporation which is a non-profit company. It is currently under renovation in which the station will be enlarged for it to handle many more passengers and other facilities shall be put on place.