After extensive renovations, the historic Springfield Union Station in Springfield, MA has officially reopened. The station is home to Amtrak, the CT rail New Haven-Hartford-Springfield service, inner-city buses, Greyhound buses, Peter Pan buses, giving passengers an array of options to either seamlessly continue their journey or have increased ease of access to the station.
Passengers previously used a temporary facility with limited amenities. The station now featured modernized amenities, additional dining options, and a variety of other services for today’s traveler. The station features plenty of natural light as well as an inviting atmosphere that illuminates the station.
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “It’s back to the future! I appreciate Amtrak’s continued investment and efforts in enhancing the customer’s experience. Also, many thanks to Congressman Neal, my Springfield Redevelopment Authority officials and MassDOT for their continued belief and investment in our Union Station.”
Outside, a variety of improvements have been added to the platforms for passengers as well. With the recent addition of CT rail, the commuter service between New Haven and Springfield, Springfield Union Station has seen continued growth in daily passengers.
“The revitalization of Springfield’s Union Station has been a career-long ambition of mine,” said Congressman Richard E. Neal. “With the move of Amtrak’s customer service and ticketing agents to the main concourse, travelers will be able to experience the new station and all of its amenities before they get to continue on their journeys. This is another important next step in the completion of this project.”