Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the Springfield Parking Authority (SPA) today announced parking rates for commuters utilizing Union Station transit, in advance of the new Hartford Line commuter rail service set to begin this Saturday, June 16, 2018.
“We’re pleased to offer parking in our new parking garage adjacent to Union Station at affordable rates,” said Mayor Domenic J. Sarno. “Commuter rail has long been a goal for us along with the refurbishing of Union Station and we are thrilled to welcome it starting this weekend.”
The Harford Line is offering free service this weekend, June 16th and June 17th. The city will offer free parking for commuters for those two days as well. Starting on Monday, commuters will be able to access a $5.00 daily parking rate. Beginning in July, commuters may take advantage of a monthly rate of $65.00.
“Union Station is again becoming the hub of transit that we all knew it would become with the redevelopment,” said Kevin Kennedy, Chief Development Officer. “We want to be able to help commuters access this great new service with ease and to enjoy our new parking garage and historic Union Station.”
The new Hartford Line will offer 12 daily trains between Hartford and Springfield. The service continues to New Haven, where passengers can connect to Metro North to points beyond including New York City.
The new commuter parking rates are available for commuters utilizing all rail or bus services out of Union Station.
Union Station and the new adjacent parking garage opened in June, 2017 after a $95 million redevelopment completed by the Springfield Redevelopment Authority (SRA).
On the web:
Hartford Line: www.hartfordline.com
Springfield Parking Authority: http://springfieldparkingauthority.com/
City of Springfield: www.springfield-ma.gov
Springfield Union Station: http://www.springfieldunionstation.com/