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Metro-North opens West Haven station

Published: August 22, 2013
Metro North Michael T Burkhart
Photo by Michael T. Burkhart
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.

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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ROBERT J MCGUIRE from MAINE said:
The increased parking available in West Haven may be a boon to those living west of New Haven but there are already too many stops between NH and GCT so adding this one gives people more incentive to drive to Stamford for a quicker ride into the city.
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ROBERT TRACY from FLORIDA said:
Having been a Milford - GCT commuter for 18 years, the thought of a 650 parking space lot at West Haven is fairly incredible.....Parking was the top problem at Milford MN station. Good planning CDOT
JIM KERNER from NEW JERSEY said:
Doesn't Trains have a picture of a new M-8?
GREG J NAZAROW from VERMONT said:
Trains didn't have a useable photo of the new facility??
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