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Travelers Aid Relocating to the Union Station Parking Garage

Thanks to a collaborative effort with USRC, the Travelers Aid information desk is relocating to the Union Station Parking Garage Bus Deck information pavilion and will be reopening on July 26, 2019. Previously located in the Claytor Concourse, the information desk, which had operated at Union Station for more than 100 years, closed on April […]

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Pop-Up Library in the Union Station Bus Deck Waiting Room

In collaboration with the DC Public Library (DCPL) and USRC, the Union Station Parking Garage Bus Deck waiting room is now hosting a digital pop-up library. When you wait for your bus, you can turn on your digital device’s Wi-Fi and select Pop Up Library. While on this network, you can see a collection of […]

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APD’s Canine Hero Summer Through to the Second Round of Voting for the Hero Dog Awards!

USRC is happy to announce that Staff Sergeant Summer of the Amtrak Police Department (APD) has advanced to the second round of voting for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Voting is taking place from May 23 until July 18, 2019 and USRC would like to encourage everyone to vote for Summer daily. Summer is […]

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Union Station Information Session

On June 5, 2019, USRC will be hosting an Information Session on future endeavors at Union Station. Over 30 years ago, the beautiful Beaux-Arts building was reopened as a vital transportation and commercial hub. USRC intends to ensure that the station is rehabilitated, renovated, and upgraded as necessary. To that end, we will have a […]

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Union Station Featured in Preservation Magazine

In the Spring 2019 edition of Preservation Magazine, there was an article entitled “Visit These 8 Monuments to America’s Rail Heritage” that features Washington, DC’s Union Station.

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Notice: May 16 and 17, 2019 Closures at Union Station

Due to a private event, the East Hall will be closed from 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2019 to 6:00 am on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Additionally, the Main Hall, West Hall, and DC Lottery (in the Retail Concourse) will close to the public from 4:00 pm on Friday, May 17th to 5:00 am […]

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Union Station Tours

Did you know that USRC regularly organizes and leads History of Union Station tours? Also, were you aware that, in collaboration with Atlas Obscura and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, USRC leads Hidden Union Station tours four times a year? USRC staff enjoy imparting knowledge about the beautiful Beaux-Arts station. The next History of […]

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Performances at Union Station – March and April 2019

There were some terrific, free public performances in Union Station’s Main Hall in March and April 2019. On March 15, 2019, to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day, members of the McGrath Academy of Irish Dance performed. This was the third year that the McGrath Academy had a group come to Union Station to perform. The Blue […]

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Recent Armed Forces Performances at Union Station

On April 25, 2019, the U.S. Navy Band performed a number of classical favorites in the Main Hall of Union Station. In addition, the Swiss Armed Forces Central Band and “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band had their first joint performance in the Main Hall on April 29th. Several passersby enjoyed these wonderful, free, public […]

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Yet Another Successful Earth Day with NASA Event

On April 22 and 23, 2019, Union Station’s Main Hall was host to the sixth annual Earth Day celebration with NASA. At this great, free, public event, children and adults learned about space and science through multimedia stories of discovery, hands-on activities, and amazing technology. Additionally, USRC had a table which people could visit to […]

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