train station west haven rendering from state New Train Station Planned on New Haven Line

Rendering Courtesy Governor's Office

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Construction is starting on a new Metro-North Railroad commuter train station in the Connecticut shoreline city of West Haven.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell and other officials will participate on Wednesday in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the $103 million project, which has been planned for years.

West Haven and neighboring Orange are part of an 11-mile stretch between Metro-North’s stations in New Haven and Milford.

It’s the longest portion without a station on the New Haven Line, which links Connecticut shoreline towns with New York City.

The station is expected to open by the end of 2012. It will have parking for about 660 vehicles plus a waiting room, restrooms and a news stand.

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  1. Old Timer says:

    660 cars? I’ll bet they don’t get that in a week. Another boondoggle by the state. All this for someone who should only have to wait for a train for a few minutes, That’s where our taxes go.

  2. Not an Old Timer says:

    Yeah, I hate progress as well. They should get rid of I-95 as well. Who needs to drive to somewhere else? And nix telephones, too. Back in my day, if you needed to call someone, you yelled out the window.

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