The new HOK-designed train shed, as seen from H Street, will integrate new passenger concourses with significant retail and passenger amenities and a series of new street entrances with the existing station.
The HOK-designed train shed will be covered with a vegetated green roof, which will retain rainwater and temper the interior environment.
Union Station’s central concourse will include waiting areas, reconstructed tracks and platforms, a first-class lounge, and retail opportunities.
Phase one improvements to Concourse A will include the construction of two new tracks and one new platform on the west side of the railyard. This northwest view of Concourse A shows waiting areas, skylights, and mezzanine bridges.
Green roofs will help to mitigate stormwater runoff; excess water will drain within the columns supporting the roof structure.
This interior view of the station shows the reconstructed track and platforms at the main level. Amtrak's master plan revitalizes the historic station, triples passenger capacity, doubles the number of trains the station can handle, and improves the quality of the passenger experience.