250 cameras added to Union Station

Hampden County

More security measures have been implemented in Springfield, as the city prepares for the grand opening of MGM.

Monday morning during a press conference Springfield police and local officials announced the addition of 250 cameras that are now located inside Union Station.

The new cameras were part of the Union Station renovation, and are now connected to the Springfield Police Department’s Real-Time Analysis Center.

Once MGM opens its doors in just over two weeks the Connecticut Rail estimates that up to 1,800 more people will pass through Union Station every day.

Mayor Domenic Sarno referred to the cameras as “cutting edge safety measures,” with police now able to review two hours worth of footage in six minutes.

Sarno added that having the ability to monitor what’s happening at Union Station in real time will help law enforcement keep travelers safe.

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