In The News

Union Station Holiday Extravaganza and 22nd Annual Norwegian Tree Lighting Ceremony

The holiday season is upon us once again. So, what better way to kick off the festivities than to attend the Union Station holiday extravaganza and annual Norwegian tree lighting ceremony at 6:00 pm on Thursday, November 29th? In continuation of a 22-year tradition, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, on behalf of the citizens of Norway, […]

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Union Station – One of the 20 Best Places to Visit in the United States

USRC is happy to announce that Union Station was included in a Social Post list of the 20 best places to visit in the United States. Look for #3 at https://www.socialpost.news/lifestyle/20-best-places-visit-usa/. (Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom)

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Union Station Bus Deck Recognized at the 2018 AIA|DC Chapter Design Awards

The winners of the 2018 AIA|DC Chapter Design Awards have been announced. These awards not only demonstrate the value of good design, but also illustrate the wide variety of services performed by architects. Studio Twenty Seven Architecture received an Honorable Mention in Civic Architecture for Tranquil Transit, its design of the pavilions in the Bus […]

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Update: Union Station K9 Summer

On July 10th, Summer, the Union Station Amtrak Police Department K9 in the running for an American Humane Hero Dog Award, and her handler Sgt. Micah Jones were featured on WJLA ABC7 News. Also, on July 2, 2018, Summer was included in a 24/7 Wall Street list of the 25 most heroic dogs in the United […]

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Washington, DC’s Union Station Ranked #2 in a Report that Evaluates Transit-Hubs Around the World

A new Arcadis report Improving Quality of Life Through Transit-Hubs – Delivering City Value and Prosperity with Mobility Oriented Developments has ranked Union Station in Washington, DC second overall for connecting and improving mobility and people’s lives. The report ranks stations around the world based on transit-hub connectivity, urban environment, social placemaking, and economic development.

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Union Station Amtrak Police Department K9 Dog Summer Nominated for a Hero Dog Award

American Humane is hosting the eighth annual Hero Dog Awards in Beverly Hills on September 29, 2018. A number of amazing canines have been nominated for these awards. One of the nominees is Summer, a 7-year-old female Labrador who was deployed with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan in March 2012. In […]

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Union Station Featured in Byways Magazine

In Byways Magazine‘s Volume 34, Issue #6, 2017 Great American Railroads edition, there is an article by Mary Charlebois entitled “4 Days Across America by Rail – Cross Country on Amtrak, Life On & Off the Rails”. Ms. Charlebois’ article about a coast to coast train trip features a stop in Washington, DC’s historic Union Station.

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Atlas Obscura Tour of Union Station a Success!

On July 16th, in collaboration with Atlas Obscura and the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), USRC President and CEO Beverley Swaim-Staley and Archivist Sarah Mayersohn led a group of 26 people on a behind-the-scenes tour of Union Station. In addition to stops in the West, East, and Main Halls, the participants were taken to […]

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Roman Legionnaires Fundraising Campaign Extended!

USRC is happy to announce that over $30,000 has been raised for the West Hall Roman Legionnaires restoration project. Thanks very much to all who have contributed. However, contrary to what was previously indicated, this fundraising campaign did not end on June 30th. Until July 15th, you can still make a contribution and get one […]

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West Hall Roman Legionnaires Restoration Campaign – Last Chance to Contribute!

We are in the homestretch. As previously announced, the USRC campaign (in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) and Heineken USA) to restore the four Roman Legionnaires in the West Hall of Union Station ends on June 30, 2017. You still have a chance to make a contribution to this worthy cause. If […]

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