Congressman Neal: Union Station project nearly complete

The restored station is expected to open in early 2017.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The redevelopment of Union Station in downtown Springfield is almost complete. 22News got a status update from Congressman Richard Neal on Tuesday.

He said the project is now 80 percent finished with a target opening date of late January/early February 2017. Since it first began, the nearly $90 million rehabilitation project has had its share of problems and delays along the way.

But Neal said the finished product will pay homage to the original station. “The inside is, in many ways, going to replicate what it once looked like,” he explained, “including the restoration of the clock and many of the touchstones are in the tasteful sense of restoration.”

Once it opens, officials expect Union Station to draw up to 5 million transit passengers per year.

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