Metro-North opens West Haven station
August 22, 2013
WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Metro-North has opened a new station at West Haven between the New Haven and Milford stations on the New Haven Line. The station was designed, constructed, and funded by the State of Connecticut, in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
Photo by Michael T. Burkhart
The station includes two 1,100-foot platforms that are 12 cars in length. It includes new benches, lighting, an overpass, artwork, covered waiting areas, bicycle racks, concession stand areas and an Americans with Disabilities Act compliant station building with restrooms.
The facility is wired with the latest technology, such as electronic kiosks, closed-circuit security cameras, a public address system, and ticket machines on each platform. Two machines are placed for inbound passengers and one for outbound passengers. There is also a new 650-plus space parking area serving inbound and outbound sides of the station.
West Haven has two buildings: the main station building on the north side of the tracks houses the waiting area and an area for vendors, and has space for offices, restrooms and various vending machines. The smaller structure has a staircase leading to the pedestrian overpass, which leads to the larger building.
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