View from Masonic Temple, in 1930

Alexandria Union Station serving Amtrak and VRE in Alexandria VA

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Union Station
Carlyle District as seen from Union Station

Union Station in Alexandria VA is a historic train station located between King and Duke Streets at the foot of the George Washington National Masonic Memorial. The station is within site of the USPTO and nearby Carlyle District. The station backs up against the King St. Metro, making it an excellent transfer point for riders of the VRE (Virginia Railway Express). Both Amtrak and VRE stop at the station and DASH and Metrobus lines stop at the King St. Station.

Alexandria’s Union Station shares a name with Union Station in nearby Washington DC. Locals usually refer to the station in Washington as Union Station and the station in Alexandria as Alexandria Station. Both stations were so-named because at one time they united several lines/companies. The Amtrak code is for this station is ALX.

Union Station in Alexandria
Union Station in Alexandria backs to the King Street Metro

The terminal itself was built in 1905 in the Federal Revival style. Although it has been renovated and improved the original 1905 terminal is still in use. The memorial before the terminal is dedicate to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

  • Address of Union Station

    Alexandria Union Station

    110 Callahan Dr.

    Alexandria VA 22314

A White Christmas at Carlyle Towers

I thought today might be a good day to remember Snowmageddon from a few years back.