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

Station platforms
Amtrak

 


New high-level boarding platform

Platform C at Springfield Union Station has been converted into a 362-foot high-level platform. The new 362-foot long platform, which is located between track 4 and 6, is accessed from the concourse level of the station via a set of stairs and an elevator.

Platform C was re-opened to the public on January 24, 2020.

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

Further details on the platform project can be found on this link

Springfield Union Station | Platform C Project Overview

 


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

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: February 4, 2020
Page last reviewed: March 9, 2017