Union Station Master Plan May Include New Concourse, Relocated Bus Plaza
New recommendations are out for Metro’s board to consider for the Los Angeles Union Station master plan, which includes the long-awaited run-through tracks that will help improve passenger rail service in Southern California. It includes a new east-west passenger concourse that would eventually help serve high speed rail, and would relocate the Patsaouras Transit Plaza slightly:
The Master Plan team is asking the agency’s Board of Directors on Thursday for approval to further develop a concept that would construct a greatly expanded east-west passenger concourse while relocating the bus plaza to a north-south configuration closer to Alameda Street that would also consolidate many of the bus stops around Union Station.
These are concepts, not final designs, and there’s no funding to build it yet. But it’s a good opportunity to think about the future of Southern California’s transportation hub.
Curious what readers think of the concept. I think it makes a lot of sense, even if I’m still likely to spend most of my time in the historic waiting room (or better yet, in one of the adjacent courtyards).