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Stamford Gets Federal Grant For Train Station Upgrade

The Stamford Metro-North Station - File Photo

The Stamford Metro-North Station (file)

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STAMFORD, CT (WCBS 880) - A well-orchestrated home team effort has won Stamford $10.5 million in federal grant money.

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The money will go to making long overdue upgrades to the railroad station.

Chris Bruhl, head of the Business Council of Fairfield County, says it can be dangerous business when workers heading home from RBS and UBS headquarters try to dodge cars as they make their way across the street to the trains.

So, first pedestrian overpasses will be built.

“This will change the way they come across. It will have aesthetically designs not just a stark barrier. It will look good,” said Bruhl on Monday.

Also in the works is a new parking garage.

What other improvements do you think are needed at the Stamford train station? Sound off in the comments section below!