R1 Success Story: Union Station, Springfield, MA
Originally constructed in 1926, Union Station was a major transportation hub that at one time saw more than 130 passenger trains and 100 mail trains a day. The station, fondly remembered by older Springfield residents as a hub of activity, has been revitalized with the help of Brownfields cleanup and City redevelopment funding. The adjacent Hotel Charles property, which was also cleaned up with a Brownfields grant, has been repurposed into a parking garage for the redeveloped Union Station. The Springfield Redevelopment Authority sought to redevelop both properties in order to consolidate the Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority (PVTA), commuter rail, Amtrak, and intercity bus operations into one hub.
Read the following Brownfields Success Story fact sheet for more information about Union Station, Springfield, Massachusetts.