Opening of Springfield, Massachusetts Union Station platform delayed

June 29, 2016

By Jim Kinney |

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Redevelopment Authority is delaying the opening of a new train boarding platform at Union Station.Website Insert Real Numbers copy

The station itself will open in January. Passengers will access trains from the new terminal by passing through the renovated portion of the tunnel into the current Amtrak lobby and using the existing boarding platform on the Lyman Street side as they do today, Springfield Redevelopment Authority Director Chris Moskal said in a news release.

The planned-for new platform will be built, but it has to be delayed because it must be redesigned to meet with Federal Railroad Administration design requirements, Moskal said.

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