As the designer-of-record for 11 new high-speed passenger rail stations from New Haven, Connecticut, to Springfield, Massachusetts, Michael Baker earned a 2019 ACEC National Recognition Award.
The upgraded stations on the Hartford Line incorporate cutting-edge design elements and passenger amenities. The first five stations are open for revenue service along this entirely new commuter rail line. The new stations consist of two 500-foot-high level platforms that provide safe and convenient boarding onto passenger trains. The platforms offer numerous passenger amenities, including real-time train schedule displays, platform signage, waiting shelters, closed-circuit security cameras, LED platform lighting, and an innovative, built-in snow melt system to keep the platforms dry and prevent snow accumulation.
To date, the Hartford Line Station Design project has received the following recognition:
- 2019 ACEC Connecticut Engineering Excellence Award