|Louisiana Greyhound Bus Stations|
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|Union Passenger Terminal
New Orleans, LA
The Union Passenger Terminal was built in 1954 and was the last major terminal rail station built in the U.S. The "UPT" was built of steel and concrete and features fresco murals (four panels) by Conrad Albrizio depicting the history of Louisiana. The marble ticket counter, clock, and other features are original.
In the 1970s, Greyhound Lines began sharing the building with Amtrak, creating what is known as an intermodal facility. I believe this is when the Transportation Center lettering (now missing) was added to the roof. The building was temporarily used as a city jail ("Camp Amtrak") during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]
|former Greyhound Station
|This former Greyhound Station was built in 1949 as a Continental Trailways Bus Center. There was a neon pole sign then on the corner. The rooftop sign was added later. In the mid-1980s, it became a Greyhound station. Construction of a new facility began in 2012. In 2017, Greyhound moved to the new building. The plastic Greyhound signs were removed and the building remains vacant. These photos are from 2018. For more, see this website. [map]|
|Main Bus Station Page|
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