Union Station is DC’s transportation hub and with the resurgence of rail travel, it has become the second busiest in the Amtrak system, making it one of the most used multimodal stations in the country.
With the growth of passengers expected to triple and the number of trains double by 2030, Amtrak, Akridge, and the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation have released a bold master plan to meet these demands, while preserving the 1907 Daniel Burnham Beauxarts designed building.
DC’s Transportation Center
Union Station services Amtrak’s Acela Express and Northeast Corridor routes, MARC and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) services, the Metrorail’s Red Line, local, regional, tour, and intercity bus lines, two bicycle facilities and streetcar service.
Built above the rail yards north of Union Station, this three million SF development will create a new neighborhood consisting of 1.5 million SF of office space, 100,000 SF of retail space, 400 hotel rooms and 1,300 residential units.
Notable Union Station Retail Tenants
- Blue Bottle Coffee – 2018 opening
- Bluemercury – 2014
- Carpe Librum (bookstore) – 2018
- Legal Sea Bar – 2018
- Magnolia Bakery – 2018
- UNIQLO – 2017
- H&M – 2013
- Warby Parker – 2018
- $900+ M annual expenditures by arriving Amtrak passengers at Union Station
- 100K daily Union Station visitors
- 42% population aged 20-34
- $157K average household income
- Detailed demographics
The 70,000 SF Claytor Concourse will be upgraded to increase capacity, circulation and accessibility in fall 2019.
Union Station’s $7 Billion Master Plan
The six million SF of renovation and new development will result in 10 new entrances, 5,000 parking spaces, new and expanded tracks and platforms, a new train shed and a new lower level concourse for future high-speed rail service. The entire project is expected to take about 15–25 years to complete.