April 30, 2017
Union Station officials disclosed today that Peter Picknelly was the only bidder on the remaining available platforms for lease at the new Union Station in Springfield, Mass. The new inter-modal transportation hub will be opening on June 25, 2017. There are 27 platforms; 18 of the platforms will be leased by PVTA for a whopping $18,000 per month each. The remaining nine platforms are available; it is not clear how many platforms Peter Pan will contract for. Other operators: Greyhound (see new development in adjoining article), Megabus, Academy, or any other independent curbside operators have not yet put in bids, and the bidding is currently closed. It is also not clear if the bid is for immediate tenancy, or if that remains to be negotiated between the parties.