March 7, 2017
During yesterday’s tour of the new Springfield Union Station Transportation Center with Congressman Richard Neal, Peter Picknelly confirmed his intention to move intercity bus operations into the new facility – despite not yet agreeing to lease terms. About the new station: “It’s a beautiful facility…it was designed with us in mind…”
One of the biggest stumbling blocks to the eventual move is what to do with the current terminal and corporate office space? Peter Picknelly hinted that a major player is involved with the eventual re purposing of the old terminal including the eventual demolish of at least part of it, and construction of new facility.
Corporate offices will either move to the new Union Station, or to space on Elm Street at Court Square. Train service is expected to increase through the new station between New Haven and Springfield, operated by MetroNorth. This, however, is years away, as new tracks have to be installed where there are only one set of tracks. That work is ongoing.
The new station Grand Opening is June 24, 2017!