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Union Station


Print showing Union Station in 1906, a year before it officially opened


The Master Plan calls for a greenway to be built along First Street

The Master Plan for Union Station calls for the station looking like this in the future


D.C.'s busiest Metro station and number-one tourist attraction (measured by out-of-towners' foot traffic) is prepping for a huge change.

The station, which also is one of the biggest Amtrak stations in the country, estimates that ridership will triple in the next three decades. That's a lot of people. 

To prepare for this enormous shift in thinking, station stakeholders have designed the Union Station Master Plan, which calls for doubling the train capacity and tripling passenger capacity, improving the station experience for visitors and making it a more integrated part of the neighborhood.

Union Station will be a place to watch carefully in the years to come, as the planned construction has the potential to drastically transform the neighborhood.

Union Station Features

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The $30 Tourist: Emus and other wildlife, by bicycle

In this new series, we investigate car-free day trips that can be done on the cheap. In the first installment, intrepid reporter Christina Sturdivant explores a new bikeshare program and bike trail that starts at the Baltimore-Washington airport—and gets more than she bargained for.

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Union Station has a secret Presidential railcar, and more behind-the-scenes pics

Photographers went behind the scenes at Union Station to capture unique views and check out a Pullman car that was once used by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Here's our photo gallery of the best.

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Elevation DC is on spring break

We're taking a long-awaited vacation, so this week, enjoy these greatest hits from our archives.

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Everything you've always wanted to know about bikeshare (but were afraid to ask)

Don't call it a complete guide to bikeshare. Call it Elevation DC's take on answering the bikeshare questions you (should) think hardest about.

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Seven free apps to help you (re)discover DC

Seeing D.C. through all fresh eyes just takes a quick download.
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