Unique New Orleans moments: Union Passenger Terminal opens in 1954

Staff Report, The New Orleans Advocate; December 27, 2017

The New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal replaced five railroad stations that served the city in the golden era of rail travel. The eight railroads that served the city agreed to consolidate in one location in 1948, and the terminal opened in 1954.

Before the terminal was built, rail stations doted the city for more than a half century, including the Southern Railway Terminal at Canal and Basin streets, on the edge of Storyville; and the Louis H. Sullivan-designed Union Station on S. Rampart Street.

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