Infrastructure | Springfield

     For travel to/from Springfield, see Amtrak Stations – Springfield

 

The historic Springfield Union Station complex has been rebuilt and converted into a mixed-use intermodal transit terminal, serving Amtrak and the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Greyhound.

The $84.5 million project integrates multiple transit modes (passenger rail and bus) in one convenient, functional, and attractive mixed-used complex.

Courtesy of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority
An artist’s rendering of the renovated Springfield Union Station
Courtesy of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority

The project, which was managed by the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, included:

  • The complete renovation of the historic Terminal Building and its central concourse to support ticketing, waiting, and support areas for Amtrak, intercity, and future state-supported regional rail service as well as PVTA and intercity bus operations.
  • The renovation and reactivation of the passenger tunnel linking the terminal building to train platforms and the adjacent downtown area.
  • Demolition of the former railroad baggage handling building and construction of a 26-bay integrated open-air regional and intercity bus terminal and a six-level 377-space on-site parking garage.
  • Opening up of 64,000 square feet of commercial space on the upper floors of the Terminal Building.

 

The Union Station Transportation Center opened to the public on Sunday, June 25, 2017 when the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority moved their Springfield hub into the center.

Ownership

Facility (Union Station)
Springfield Redevelopment Authority

Parking garage
Springfield Redevelopment Authority

Railroad tracks
Amtrak (tracks 2A, 4, 6 and 8)
CSX Transportation (tracks 1 and 2)

Station platforms
Amtrak

 


New High-level rail boarding platform

The MassDOT Capital Improvement Plan includes funding for the construction of a high-level platform at the station. The new platform will replace the existing low-level Platform “C” (between tracks 4 and 6), which is shown in the image below.

Recent news reports have said that the new platform will open in July 2019.

 

Progress images

Platform C | looking east
Springfield Union Station | September 16, 2018

 

Platform C (now under construction) | looking east
Springfield Union Station | February 14, 2019

 

Springfield Union Station | April 29, 2019
The crane, which is standing on Lyman Street, is being used to lift concrete sections of the new high-level platform into place.

 

Platform C (now under construction) | looking east
Springfield Union Station | May 9, 2019

 


See also

Passenger Rail > Amtrak stations > Springfield Union Station

Union Station to Reopen June 26th
Trains in the Valley | March 6, 2017

Springfield Union Station – Coming Along
Trains in the Valley | October 25, 2016

 

Further reading

“Springfield Union Station rehab: Where did the money come from, and how was it spent?”
By Jim Kinney | The Republican | June 23, 2017

“6-inch discrepancy leads to Springfield Union Station delay”
By Jim Kinney | MassLive | June 28, 2016

Springfield’s Union Station through the years: A timeline
By Jim Kinney | MassLive | November 2015

“Springfield Union Station”
By Ellis Simon | Passenger Train Journal | December 2016

Redevelopment Plan for the Union Station Intermodal Transportation Facility (PDF)
Pioneer Valley Transit Authority and Springfield Redevelopment Authority | 2009

 


External links

Springfield Union Station (Springfield Redevelopment Authority)

Springfield Union Station (Wikipedia)

 

 

Page last updated: June 16, 2019
Page last reviewed: March 9, 2017