Maintaining a rich history in the DC area, Union Station continues to stand today as a grand example of the region’s past and its bright future. Still a major train station and transportation hub in DC, Union Station is also a destination.
Located near the Capitol Building, the station first opened to the public in the early 1900s, a joint project of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad. Flash forward several decades and the location began servicing at least tens of thousands of passengers a day, even more so during World War II.
As the years passed, though, the public began looking to other forms of transportation. With more and more people traveling by car or by plane, demand dropped for rail service.
In the 1960s…