Springfield Union Station Platform C

The new 362-foot high-level platform at Springfield Union Station was opened to the public on Thursday, January 24, 2020.

 

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

The former Amtrak station can be seen on the left in this image.

 

Platform C | Looking east
Springfield Union Station | January 24, 2020

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.

 

Amtrak train 471, the Valley Flyer waiting for departure at 8:52 AM
Platform C, Track 6 | Springfield Union Station | January 24, 2020

This Valley Flyer train was spotted on the new platform bright and early on Friday morning.

 


Background

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).


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

 

The new high-level platform, under construction | looking east
Springfield Union Station | August 15, 2019

 

The new high-level platform, now complete and waiting to be opened | looking east
Springfield Union Station | October 24, 2019

 


Further reading

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

“Union Station will get new $8.2 million rail passenger platform by November”
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

 

Page last updated: February 4, 2020
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