Union Station Hosts 2017 "State of the Region" Conference

Peter Gioia, Vice President and Economist, Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA)

Connecticut Governor, Daniel P. Malloy

MA Congressman Richard E. Neal, MA Congressman James McGovern, CT Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Springfield Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy, MA State Representative Aaron Vega, Connecticut General Assembly Representative Christopher Perone, Kevin Dillon, Connecticut Airport Authority

On October 18th, Business Leaders and Public Officials from around the region got together at the newly renovated Union Station to discuss enhanced rail and travel within the "Knowledge Corridor" (New Haven-Hartford-Springfield-Boston).

CT Rail Hartford Line Launching May 2018!

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Available Space on 2nd Floor at Union Station

For more information, please contact the Springfield Redevelopment Authority at 787-6020.

Union Station Gets a Visit From Glenmeadow Senior Living

On Wednesday September 27th, folks from Glenmeadow Senior Living Community came to see the restored Station and revisit memories. Click here to see the slideshow.

August/September 2017 - Welcome to Union Station

Welcome Home Peter Pan and Greyhound

On Wednesday September 6th, Peter Pan and Greyhound began intercity bus service out of Union Station. Welcome home!

Subway is Open!

Subway Union Station is now open! Subway joins Dunkin' Donuts and Commuters Variety for refreshments and more in the Main Concourse.

Dietz and Company Architects Arrives at Union Station

Congratulations to Dietz and Company Architects on the move to their new home!

Welcome to Union Station, Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts has arrived!

     

WWLP InFocus June 23rd - Reopening of Union Station

Guests include Congressman Richard E. Neal; Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno; Armando Feliciano, Chairman of the Board for the Springfield Redevelopment Authority; Kerry Dietz of Dietz and Company Architects; and Kevin Kennedy, Springfield’s Chief Development Officer. Thank you to WWLP Channel 22 for providing the video

     

City Council Honors SRA for Its Work on Union Station

Pictured (left to right): Board Chairman Armando Feliciano, Cathy Mossi, Stephanie Liebl, Vice Chair Dot Lortie, Tom Moore, Amanda Pham and Secretary William MacGregor.

PVTA Now Operating at Union Station

The PVTA (Pioneer Valley Transit Authority) is now servicing passengers at 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.

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

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

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.

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

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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