The entrance canopy and massive windows welcome you to New Haven's Union Station.
The grand ceiling and arched windows dominate the waiting area of New Haven's Union Station.
The grand ceiling and massive train scheduling board dominate the waiting area of New Haven's Union Station.
The clock and sign greet you as you climb up from the train platform access tunnel before entering the beautiful waiting area beyond in New Haven's Union Station.
Union Station, also known as New Haven Railroad Station, is the main railroad passenger station in New Haven, Connecticut. Designed by noted American architect Cass Gilbert, the beaux-arts Union Station was completed and opened in 1920 after the previous station was destroyed by fire. It served the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad until it fell into decline, along with the rest of the railroad industry in North America after World War II. Union Station was shuttered in 1972, leaving only the under-track 'subway' open for passengers. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 3, 1975, but was almost demolished before the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project came to the rescue in 1979. The station was re-opened, after extensive renovations, in early 1985 and is now the premier gateway to New Haven.