Springfield Union Station

     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, on July 12, 2017.)

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

 


See also

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

“After 4 decades and $95 million renovation, grand opening date set for Springfield’s Union Station”
By Jim Kinney | MassLive | March 6, 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)

Photos: Springfield Union Station (Springfield Redevelopment Authority)

Springfield Union Station (Wikipedia)

 

 

Page last updated: June 26, 2017
Page last reviewed: March 9, 2017