Infrastructure | Current Projects

This page highlights significant rail infrastructure projects in the Pioneer Valley region.

Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list of projects. There are many other smaller projects underway at any given time by. As example — vegetation control, culvert replacement, bridge maintenance, signal system maintenance, railroad crossing maintenance, etc.


Windsor Locks, CT | Planned new station

Status
Schedule to be advertised for bidding on November 17, 2021

Rendering of proposed new station for Windsor Locks CT | August 2019

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is moving ahead with plans to build a new train station at 231 Main Street in the town of Windsor Locks, CT.

The new station, which would replace the current Amtrak-owned station at the south end of town, will be located just to the north of the historic station building on Main Street.

The new station will include one 500 foot long ADA compliant high-level train platform on the west side of
existing track, passenger information displays and public announcement equipment. The station will also include a loading/unloading area for the Bradley International Airport Express bus service along with a waiting room. The new surface parking lot at the station will include 159 parking stalls and EV-charging stations.

The new station is important for western Mass for two reasons —

  • Windsor Locks is the station of choice for people living in Agawam and Longmeadow, since driving north (to Springfield) to catch a train headed south doesn’t make much sense for people in this region, and
  • This new station will be the transfer point for a new dedicated shuttle bus connection between the Hartford Line and Bradley Airport. 

Progress images

Site of planned new Windsor Locks station | January 26, 2020

Further reading

Windsor Locks Station Factsheet (PDF)
CTDOT | September 2019

Windsor Locks Station Public Meeting Presentation (PDF)
CTDOT | September 2019


Springfield | Spring Interlocking Renewal

Status
Work is underway

Amtrak workers assembling a new turnout for the SPRING interlocking project
Springfield, MA | looking west | August 15, 2019
Amtrak Five Year Asset Line Plan FY2019-FY2024 (PDF) | page 252

Springfield | Bike/pedestrian underpass

Status
Daniel O’Connell’s Sons Inc. selected as contractor
Construction underway

Planned Completion Date
Autumn 2020 Autumn 2021

Springfield underpass work site as viewed from Birnie Ave | August 14, 2020

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is constructing a pedestrian path under the Connecticut River Main Line in Springfield.

The project will provide for a pedestrian route under the railroad tracks in order to provide a safe pedestrian connection between the Brightwood and North End neighborhoods in Springfield — more specifically between the Chestnut Middle School area in Brightwood and the Birnie Avenue/Main Street area in the North End.

Construction started in the April 2019.

Further reading

Springfield underpass project | Trains In The Valley


See also

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan

Page last updated: September 13, 2021
Page last reviewed: January 15, 2020