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Union Station's Main Entrance to Be Closed Wednesday and Thursday

Taxis will not pick up or drop off passengers at the station's main entrance until Tuesday, Jan. 24.

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    Union Station's Main Entrance to Be Closed Wednesday and Thursday
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    Commuters who use D.C.'s Union Station on Wednesday and Thursday will find the main entrance and part of the station closed.

    Union Station's main hall, west hall and main entrance near Massachusetts Avenue NE will be closed starting at 10 p.m. Tuesday for an event related to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, according to information from the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC), Amtrak and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE).

    On Wednesday and Thursday, VRE, MARC and Amtrak passengers can enter Union Station at the West Portico entrance/Metro entrance, near the outdoor bike racks. Inside the station, it is the entrance near Le Pain Quotidien restaurant and the H&M clothing store.

    Taxis will not pick up or drop off passengers at the station's main entrance until Tuesday, Jan. 24.

    On Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, taxis will use the west entrance, on the southwest side of the station.

    On Thursday and Friday, taxis will use the H Street NE entrance, on the north side of the station.

    Go here to see a map of Union Station.

    Passengers should follow the special signage and the instructions of station personnel and law enforcement for exiting and entering the station.

    Starting Friday, the main hall and all normal entrances will be open. VRE will operate on an S schedule.

    The presidential inaugural committee did not respond to an inquiry about the event, which is not listed on the inauguration website.

    Federal and business officials said the busy transit station will be the site of a candlelit, invitation-only event in Trump's honor.

    The event is a dinner that will be attended by donors who give at least $1 million to the inaugural committee, The Washington Post reported.

    Earlier in the day, Trump will attend the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" and "Voices of the People" concert from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial.