Monday, December 5, 2011

New Commuter Train Station Opening in Connecticut

(Via newsletter)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Metro-North Railroad will begin service to the new Fairfield Metro Station on its New Haven Line on Dec. 5. Located midway between the Fairfield and Bridgeport, Conn., stations, it was built by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Town of Fairfield. Metro-North provides train service in Connecticut under contract to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

The station has two high-level platforms with full-length canopies that can accommodate 12 passenger cars each. Other station facilities include elevators, ticket vending machines, benches, shelters, and an enclosed pedestrian overpass. Fairfield Metro is the first new station on the New Haven Line since State Street Station opened in New Haven in 2002.

The New Haven Line carried 37.3 million passengers in 2010, a 2.8 percent increase over the previous year.

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