March Project Update

4/2016 - The poly carbonate panels on the canopies are being installed.

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 4/25/16 -5/1/16

Parking Garage
•    Electrical contractor installing conduit for lighting, fire alarm system and CCTV on all Levels as well as conduit for exterior lighting
•    Glazing contractor installing curtain wall framing for both stair 1 and stair 2
•    Water proofer is caulking the horizontal deck joints from level 1 to level 3 as well as the vertical and horizontal elevation joints on the south elevation
•    Roofer is installing metal roof coping, downspouts and roof curb for elevator mechanical equipment
•    Concrete contractor has installed the north half of the ground floor slab on grade and is now prepping to install the south half of the ground floor.  This is scheduled for 4/27.  Will then start placing washes and topping slabs.
•    Miscellaneous metals contractor will finish installing stairs 2 railings and will then start installing stair 1 railings.
Terminal Building
•    Plumbing Contractor is installing sanitary piping on 1st floor underway. Gas line installation on roof is continuing.  Installing condenser lines on level 3 and the roof.  
•    HVAC is installing ductwork on the first floor and with some ductwork being installed in the MEP shafts.
•    Masonry  is continuing to work on the new brick façade on the west elevation
•    The Structural steel contractor is installing the reinforcing steel for the new elevator 1& 2 shafts as well as stair 2.
•    The Fire protection contractor has installed 95% of the piping on the 3rd, 2nd floors, crawl space and penthouse.   1st floor working E to W.  Risers installed week of 4/29/16.  Piping will continue on mezzanine for next week then continue on first floor.
•    The electrical contractor is installing conduit on mezzanine and 1st floor.  Install breakers panels on the 3rd and 2nd.   Lightning Protection is continuing to be installed. They will begin pulling wire next week.   Switchgear was delivered on April 25.
•    The carpenters are framing out the interior rooms on the first floor and the mezzanine.   Installation of door frames is ongoing.   The will begain framing the exterior walls this week.
•    Stair 3 has been installed and will receive railings as soon as framing of the stairwell has finished.
•     The polycarbonate roof is going on the bus canopy continues.  Installation of the purlins and rafters on the intercity canopy continues..
•    Granite curbing has been delivered and is ready for installation
Tunnel Waterproofing
•    Waterproofing of the slab between the building and the tracks is ongoing
•    Topping slabs for platform C and A is being formed

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