Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Springfield Union Station to Get $17million Grant

(Via the Trains.com Newswire)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Union Station will receive a $17 million federal grant to redevelop it into a transportation center. The 86-year-old station will host Amtrak and intercity bus service.

The grant is part of $75 million renovation of the station. HDR Architects have been hired to oversee the renovation. In addition to rebuilt platforms and extra tracks, Union Station is slated to receive a 23-bay bus terminal, and a 400-space parking garage along with retail and office space.

Construction is expected to begin sometime in the spring of 2013.

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