July Project Update

6/2016 - Lots of progress on the site, and the scaffolding on the west side of the Terminal Building has been taken down. Click for larger view.

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

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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 6/27/16 - 7/10/16

Terminal Building
Tile Setter: working on bathrooms 2nd & 3rd floors. Continue tile on upper floor bathrooms. 
Mason will return this week to finish revising some opening on east elevation. Finish precast installation.
Plumbing had inspection on 1st floor East, and will continuing with miscellaneous tie in work.
HVAC contractor is continuing to install ductwork up through chases and throughout 1st floor.
Fire Protection is continuing piping first floor.
Insulation contractor is installing spray foam insulation on ceiling at underside of back (south) concrete exterior deck.
Electrician finished wiring for U3 fixtures and will set and wire meter cabinets at back of terminal.  Also continue to rough walls on 1st floor.
Fireproofing contractor is coming to fireproof various small areas.
Avid Iron will install historic grates and ladders at rooftop units.
Site work and Bus Depot
Site contractor will continue to grade for sidewalks near trailers then island.
Electrician continues to install underground conduits as needed.
Canopy contractor will finish busway canopies
Concrete contractor will place sidewalks as they become available.
Concrete contractor is continuing to work on site sidewalks
Rail Yard/Tunnel Waterproofing
Railworks is paving crossing at shoofly.
T&M working on tracks 6 & 8, rebuilding retaining wall, set fabric.  Turn over tracks to Amtrack by next Monday.
American Environmental - cutting steel at canopies next week

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