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Springfield Union Station

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

The $84.5 million project integrated passenger rail service, intercity bus service, and local bus services in a single 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 passenger rail services operated by Amtrak and CTrail as PVTA and intercity bus operations.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Rail platforms

The active rail platforms at Union Station consist are designated as platforms B, C, and D.

Platform B (a low-level platform) is used for boarding passengers on Amtrak trains 448 and 449 (the Lake Shore Limited).

Platform C is a 362-foot long high-level platform. This platform, which was open in early 2020, is located between tracks 4 and 6. (For further information see — Springfield Union Station Platform C Project. )

Platform D (a low-level platform) is used as needed, in particular when both tracks on Platform C are occupied.

Platform C | looking west
Springfield Union Station | January 24, 2020


Union Station facility
Springfield Redevelopment Authority

Union Station Parking Garage
Springfield Redevelopment Authority

Station platforms

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

See also

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

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

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

Springfield’s Union Station through the years: A timeline
By Jim Kinney | The Republican | November 10, 2015

Redevelopment Plan for the Union Station Intermodal Transportation Facility (PDF)
Pioneer Valley Transit Authority and Springfield Redevelopment Authority | 2008

Springfield | Bike/pedestrian underpass

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

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

The project provides 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.

Further reading

Springfield underpass project
Trains In The Valley

Springfield Union Station (Wikipedia)

Page last updated: December 21, 2021
Page last reviewed: March 9, 2017