Northwest Yards – A sprawling new area for community-based events. Adding much needed outdoor activation space, expect this beautiful enhancement to Union Station to host a larger annual Maker Faire, music events, community celebrations and also include space for a first-time outdoor expansion to our award-winning Science City. Under Construction, Completion Late Fall 2016
East Plaza Main Street Transit – With the success of the Kansas City Streetcar, our historic East Entrance now welcomes more visitors than ever. As this former vehicular turnaround has been repurposed, it will undergo several substantial functional and beautification improvements for streetcar and bus users. Haven’t tried out the Streetcar? Park at Union Station and ride the full loop, from the Station to the River Market and back. It’s FREE to ride and will give you a great view of our East Plaza project as it progresses! Completion Late Fall 2016
Ticket Office – A physical move and terrific new interactive features will immediately be appreciated by everyone visiting Union Station and our many attractions. Our new ticket office will be conveniently located just inside our new lower-level Theatre District entrance and will greatly improve guest interactions. Beautiful new digital displays will present guests with daily activities and future features. Interactive kiosks will support quick transactions for those who just need a ticket. And, the friendly faces of our Ticketing staff will still be available to answer questions, sign up new Members and provide tickets. Also, adjacent to the new ticket office, are our $600,000 newly renovated Grand Hall escalators for easy access to attractions on B and C Levels. Final Design Phase
To learn more about Western Expansion, download the most recent article from On Track here.
The Carriage Pavilion Bridge & Pedestrian Walkway to the West Yards Garage is now open!
Accessible via Kessler Street, to the west of the Union Station front entrance.
Q: Can you provide a map that shows access to Union Station and Parking during construction?
A: Yes, there are several helpful maps available via this site. Click here for map choices.
Q: When will Phase One construction be complete?
A: As currently planned, Phase One will be completed by the end of May 2016.
Q: Will construction impact building and attraction operation hours?
A: No, all venues and attractions will maintain normal operating hours throughout construction.
Q: Will my upcoming event be impacted by construction?
A: No impact is expected on scheduled events both inside and outside Union Station during construction.