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 will move into the station also shortly.)

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 is being 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.

 


Images from the station

Looking south from the main concourse — towards the tunnel under the tracks | March 6, 2017

 

The corridor leading to the intercity bus waiting area | March 6, 2017

 


Status overview

Amtrak

Amtrak’s passenger operations (ticket office and waiting room) have not yet moved into the main station hall. A date has not been announced, but from what we hear this probably won’t happen until late in 2017.

 

MassDOT

One platform at Union Station is to be rebuilt and converted into an ADA compliant high-level boarding platform.  MassDOT has not publicly announced when this work will be completed but from what we hear this probably won’t happen until the Spring of 2018.

 

Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA)

The PVTA moved their Springfield hub from the Springfield Bus Station to Springfield Union station on Sunday, July 25, 2017 without a hitch.

 

Peter Pan Bus Lines (and Greyhound)

Peter Pan and Greyhound continue to operate from the Springfield Bus Station on Main Street. The latest information suggests that they plan to move their into Union Station sometime around Labor Day.

 

 


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: July 20, 2017
Page last reviewed: March 9, 2017