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January Project Update

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

Springfield Republican: Springfield's Union Station Renovation Progresses

01/20/2016 - The Pioneer Valley has, or in the case of Springfield will soon have, new passenger rail stations and  railroad tracks. But what the region is missing is frequent passenger trains, a deficit economic development officials from Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton, Greenfield and Amherst met Wednesday at the Springfield Union Station construction site to... Read More

Exterior Drone View of Construction - July 2015

Interior Drone View of Construction - May 2015

Views Provided by Daniel O'Connell's Sons

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 2/1/16 - 2/7/16

Parking Garage
•     The crane has been erected and precast panels are being placed
•    The securement of panels through welding and grouting will be on going.
Site Work
•    The porcelain tiles for the soil nail wall are being installed as well as the cap between the vehicle barrier wall and the total wall is being installed
Terminal Building
•    Detailing the roof continues
•    Concrete wall  along the L3 duct has finished     
•    Drain lines and vent piping is being installed to the bathroom areas
•    Water lines are being installed in throughout the building        .
•    Electric duct work with in the building continues.
•    Reinforcement of the head house steel is on going
•    Windows will start to be  installed on the first floor
•    Hung lintels for the west elevation will finish
•    Structural steel for the elevators and stairs will be starting
•    Concrete is being poured along the west elevation
•    Bathrooms on the third floor are being framed

Page last updated:  Friday, January 29, 2016 11:28 am