May Project Update

5/2016 - The Main Concourse arches are being installed.

Springfield Republican: Behind the Scenes: A Look Inside Union Station

04/25/2016 - Springfield's Union Station was once where "one entered the city like a god" to borrow the memorable phrase written of New York City's vanished Pennsylvania Station.

Dormant since the 1970s, Union Station in Springfield is nearing the moment of its rebirth following an $88.5 million rehabilitation that took decades to get moving but is expected to be completed after just about two years of work.

Built in 1926, Union Station saw generations of Pioneer Valley servicemen leave... Read More

Photos 3/22/2016

New Parking Facility

View of Terminal Concourse progress from ground level

View of Terminal Concourse progress from Mezzanine level

West side of Terminal Building

Photographs by Ellis Simon

Exterior Drone View of Construction - October 2015

Views Provided by Daniel O'Connell's Sons

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.

The project is scheduled for completion by fall 2016.

Aerial View Looking South Showing Terminal Building
Aerial View Looking East Showing Parking Garage and Bus Berths
Main Concourse
Office Space
Waiting Area

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.

Construction This Week 5/23/16 - 6/5/16

Parking Garage
•    Precast contractor continuing to complete punch list items
•    Electrical contractor installing conduit for lighting, fire alarm system and CCTV on all levels as well as conduit for exterior lighting
•    Glazing contractor will install curtainwall frame on stair #1
•    Concrete contractor will place topping slab adjacent to stair #1
•    Miscellaneous metals contractors will be installing pipe guards
Terminal Building
•    Framing for Ground floor and concourse columns in process.
•    Plumbing contractor will finish installing main heat pipes and will perform a gas inspection next week.
•    HVAC will continue to install heat pumps and duct work on the first floor.
•    Insulation contractor started spray foam on mezzanine and first floor and will continue fire proofing the foam over the next two weeks.
•    Electrical contractor will install conduits on mezzanine and first floor as well as completing building’s lightening protection.
•    Miscellaneous metals contractors will work on steel for stairs 2
Site work and Bus Depot
•    Ongoing Granite curbs installation.
•    Concrete sidewalks will start to be installed starting near Main St.
•    Liberty Street to Frank B. Murray will be ready for concrete sidewalk.
•    Electrical contractor will start conduit to Bus Shelters
•    Canopy contractors will continue to erect walkway canopy steel and install island canopy roof.
•    Hand holes installation at bus shelters have been started as well as grading for the sidewalk concrete placement.
Rail Yard/Tunnel Waterproofing
•    Installation of tracks 2A and 4 are continuing
•    Grading for the installation of the shoo-fly has begun

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