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Arriving Next: Platform 2

by Staff | Sep 3, 2013 2:39 pm

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New Haven’s State Street train station will get a second platform thanks to $10 million that the city’s U.S. Congresswoman and two U.S. senators are sending down the tracks.

The lawmakers—U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sens. Chris Muprhy and Richard Blumenthal—announced the $10 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant Tuesday afternoon.

The money goes to the state’s transportation department, which is then to spend it to construct the second platform to help accommodate the planned New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line.

Explained a joint press release from the three lawmakers:

“Under current limited track configurations at State Street Station, new trains for the planned New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line would have to cross over two to three main Northeast Corridor tracks to reach the existing platform. Adding a second platform will eliminate those cross-over movements, minimizing delays and congestion for existing Northeast Corridor travel.”

“The New-Haven-Hartford-Springfield line holds massive potential for our state’s economy by helping more people and goods to move throughout Connecticut more quickly. But if travel on the new line is plagued by delays, we’ll lose out on many of those economic benefits,” the release quotes Murphy as saying.

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posted by: DingDong on September 3, 2013  3:32pm

Great news.  Maybe we can get some more Metro North trains stopping there too.

Though I hope it’s not $10 million just for a new platform and that the money is paying for other improvements.  $10 million seems awfully expensive for a platform!

posted by: parejkoj on September 4, 2013  9:47am

Oh boy, if there is regular service to Windsor locks and a shuttle to the airport from that station, that would be great! You can currently use Amtrak some of the time, but there aren’t that many trains each day.

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