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Exterior Drone View of Construction - July 2015

Interior Drone View of Construction - May 2015

Views Provided by Daniel O'Connell's Sons

September Project Update

Latest Panoramic Views

6/15 - View from track-side showing the retaining wall to the left and the terminal building on the right.
7/15 - 3rd floor interior, view from the north wall.

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 10/5/15 - 10/11/15

Parking Garage
•    Underground parking garage plumbing will continue on the south side of the garage and will start on the north side of the building
•    Forms will be erected for the remainder of A line and the east stairwell
•    The underground electric duct bank from the transformer pad to the garage will start
Site Work
•    Underground drain structures continuing to be installed
•    Drain Line along the liberty street extension will be started
•    Filling in around parking garage foundation continues.
•    Underground fuel tank will be removed
Terminal Building
•    Installation of new sanitary and drain lines continues with in the building
•    Structural reinforcement for the floor slab infills will continue
•    Installation of the face brick on the parapet continues
•    Repair work on the ground (2nd floor) level of the exterior on the south elevation continues
•    The stone coping on the south, west and east of the penthouse roof will start being reset
•    Work has begun on removing and resetting the high cornice stones on the penthouse
•    Spray- on fire proofing is expected to start this week
•    Roofing of the cornice stones and scuppers continues

Page last updated:  Monday, October 5, 2015 12:16 pm