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A Century Of Union Station

Sep 22, 2014

A few decades ago, Union Station was a bustling train hub, but then people started traveling by air and the station fell into disuse and disrepair. Kansas City's grand old train station turned one hundred this year. In this edition of Up To Date, Steve Kraske discusses the history of the station, how a flood changed its story and the miracle of its survival. 


  • Jeff Spivak​ is a senior market analyst at Black & Veatch and has spent more than 23 years as a civic affairs reporter for The Kansas City Star. He is the author of a history of the station: Union Station, Kansas City.