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Posted 30 June 2017 - 09:37 PM

Has anyone had experience parking at Houston station? Doing a seven-day trip to New Orleans and need to find secure parking at the station or reasonably close by.    Thanks.



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:00 PM

Long term parking at the station is not secure...if you can even get it; there are only ten spaces available and you need to get a permit slip from the ticket counter if you want to try it. However, I would not recommend leaving your car overnight while the station is unattended. If you can't get a friend to drop you off, I suggest calling some of the parking garages downtown and asking if they might cut you a deal for long-term parking with no in-and-out and then taking a taxicab to and from the station itself.


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:28 AM

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:17 PM

Has anyone had experience parking at Houston station? Doing a seven-day trip to New Orleans and need to find secure parking at the station or reasonably close by.    Thanks.

As a follow-up, we ended up leaving the car at Houston Station for the week as I wasn't able to see the replies until after we boarded the Sunset. Thankfully, the car was fine although we worried a bit while we were away. It was a great trip with nice OBS on both ways including a sleeping car attendant making her first trip.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:19 PM

Has anyone had experience parking at Houston station? Doing a seven-day trip to New Orleans and need to find secure parking at the station or reasonably close by.    Thanks.

As a follow-up, we ended up leaving the car at Houston Station for the week as I wasn't able to see the replies until after we boarded the Sunset. Thankfully, the car was fine although we worried a bit while we were away. It was a great trip with nice OBS on both ways including a sleeping car attendant making her first trip.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:34 PM

Very glad that it worked out for you.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:21 PM

Another thought is to ask the Houston agent if they know a garage or recommend one that is safe.  


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