PVTA Begins Operations at Union Station

The PVTA (Pioneer Valley Transit Authority) has begun bus service from Union Station. Congratulations to new Administrator Sandra Sheehan and the Transit Authority team for a smooth start. All Aboard.

Retail Kicks Off With Kiosk and Commuters Variety Convenience Store

Stop by for refreshments while you are at Union Station.

Mayor and SRA Announce Lease With The Whistle Stop

Carlo Bonavita, owner of The Whistle Stop, shakes hands with Dot Lortie of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, along with Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy

Restoration Receives Award From Preservation Trust

5/2017 - Springfield Preservation Trust President Don Courtemanhe, left, presents an award certificate to Dot Lortie, for the Springfield Redevelopment Authority for the restoration of Union Station which was built in 1926. The 2017 awards ceremony was staged at Center Court at Tower Square in Springfield. Image courtesy of the Springfield Republican

With Peter Pan Bus Deal in Place, 1st Floor of Union Station Nears 100% Occupancy

Peter Pan Bus Lines have entered into an agreement with the City of Springfield to move their operations into the renovated Union Station.

SPRINGFIELD - The deal bringing Peter Pan Bus Lines along with its Springfield ticketing, dispatch and driver's lounge into Union Station means the ground floor of the sprawling intermodal transportation hub is 91 percent rented.

The deal, formally announced on Tuesday, also means that Peter Pan will soon bring 100 long-distance intercity buses through Union Station a day, said Brian Stefano, president and CFO of Peter Pan Bus Lines. The company expects to carry more than 1 million passengers a year through Union Station... [read more]

Entrance to Union Station - May 2017

Front view of the restored historic Springfield Union Station.

Dietz & Company Architects Moving to Union Station

SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield's Union Station has its first office tenant.

Kerry L. Dietz, owner and principal of Dietz & Company Architects, announced Tuesday that the company, the largest architecture firm in the region, will move into Union Station from offices nearby at 17 Hampden St., also in downtown Springfield.

"We thank Kerry Dietz for her long-term commitment to being part of downtown Springfield and being a pioneer at Springfield Union Station," said Mayor Domenic J. Sarno in a press release. "Her company does outstanding work throughout New England and we are so happy... read more

Union Station at Night

View of the decorative lighting on the Parking Garage along Main Street. Image courtesy of the Springfield Republican

February/March 2017 Photos

January Project Update

Union Station Leasing Information

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Refurbished Clock Unveiled and Put in Place

12/13/2016 - The refurbished and restored Union Station clock was unveiled during a ceremony on Tuesday morning. Pictured from left to right: Springfield Redevelopment Authority (SRA) Chair Armando Feliciano, SRA Secretary William MacGregor, Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy, Congressman Richard E. Neal and Mayor Domenic J. Sarno.
12/13/2016 - Congressman Richard E. Neal and Springfield Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy and spoke during the unveiling of the refurbished Union Station clock.
12/2016 - The original Terrazzo floor has been restored and cleaned as the finishing touches are put on the Main Concourse.
12/2016 - Another photo shows the Main Concourse from above.

Time Travels Back to Union Station as Refurbished Clock Unveiled

The refurbished original clock which hung in the former Union Station in Springfield arrived back home Tuesday, to be placed in the new station as a link to the past. (Dave Roback / The Republican)

11/29/16 - There was proof in Springfield on Tuesday that you can turn back time.

The refurbished clock that hung in the old Union Station returned home as the timepiece was carefully shipped and unwrapped by crews working on the new Union Station project on Frank B. Murray Street.

Watching the unveiling was U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, a longtime booster of the project going back to... Read More

Springfield Republican: Vintage Photos of Union Station and Rail Transportation in Springfield

02/11/2016 - Springfield's Union Station, now in the midst of a $75 million facelift, was a hub of rail transportation for decades. It was constructed in 1926 by the Boston & Albany Railroad to replace a smaller rail a facility and it was utilized by the New York, New Haven & Hartford, Central New England Railway and Boston & Maine railroads... Read More

1/2016 - Night time view of Union Station Terminal Building. Click for larger version.

Springfield Union Station Presentation and Video

3/24/2015 - Click the image above to view the presentation (requires PowerPoint)
3/24/2015 - Click the image above to view the video

About Springfield Union Station

This $84.5 million project will integrate multiple transit modes in one convenient, functional and attractive mixed-used complex that includes not only a regionally significant transportation facility but also third-party tenants.

Now under preliminary construction, Springfield Union Station will include:

  • The complete renovation of the Terminal Building and its central concourse to support ticketing, waiting and support areas for Amtrak, intercity and state-supported regional rail service as well as regional PVTA and intercity bus operations.
  • The renovation and reactivation of the Amtrak passenger tunnel linking the terminal building to train platforms and the adjacent downtown area.
  • Demolition of the former 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 leasable commercial space on the upper floors of the Terminal Building.
Aerial View Looking South Showing Terminal Building
Aerial View Looking East Showing Parking Garage and Bus Berths
Main Concourse
Office Space
Waiting Area
Tunnel
Platform

Springfield Union Station History

Springfield Union Station was building in 1926 as part of a series of civic buildings and spaces which help define central Springfield. The complex stands as a successor to three earlier stations on or near this spot on the north edge of downtown. From 1926 until after World War II, rail travel thrived and Springfield Union Station was the heart of a bustling district that included the North Blocks of downtown and the adjacent North End.

Springfield Union Station closed in the 1970's, a witness to the post-war ascendancy of the suburbs and the decline in intercity rail. In the decades since, the Main Street core south of the station has seen concerted public and private reinvestment, through new construction and extensive reuse of historic structures, as city leadership embraced a movement to reclaim the distinguished character of Springfield and preserve its heritage.











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