The new 362-foot high-level platform at Springfield Union Station was opened to the public on Thursday, January 24, 2020.
The former Amtrak station can be seen on the left in this image.
The low level platform (Platform D) on the right provides a nice contrast, between historic elements of the station and the new modern structure that is Platform C.
This Valley Flyer train was spotted on the new platform bright and early on Friday morning.
The MassDOT Capital Improvement Plan included funding for the construction of a high-level platform at as part of the project to redevelop the Union Station. The new platform replaces the existing low-level Platform “C” (between tracks 4 and 6).
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By Jim Kinney | MassLive | June 28, 2016
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By Jim Kinney | The Republican | May 8, 2018
“Platform C opening completes Springfield Union Station’s rebirth; Gov. Charlie Baker remains cautious about east-west rail”
By Jim Kinney | The Republican | January 24, 2020
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