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New Metro-North Station Opens In West Haven, Conn.

State-Of-The-Art Station Serves New Haven Line
Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line train (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line train (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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WEST HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A sparkling new Metro-North Railroad station opened for business Sunday in West Haven, Conn.

The new station is located between the New Haven and Milford stations on the New Haven Metro-North Line. It was funded, designed and built by the State of Connecticut, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The station features two 1,100 foot platforms to accommodate 12 cars. It also features modern benches, lighting, covered waiting areas, bicycle racks, artwork and concession stands, according to the MTA.

The facility is also up to date with the latest technological features, including an electronic kiosk and closed-circuit security cameras, the MTA said.

The station has two buildings – a main station building on the north side of the tracks with a waiting area and other accommodations, and a smaller structure with stairs leading to a pedestrian overpass to the larger building, the release said.

Further, the station will feature a 650-space parking lot serving both the inbound and outbound sides of the station.

Fares at West Haven will be same as those for the New Haven station, as they are in the same zone. Trains that stop at the New Haven station will also stop in West Haven, as will CDTOD Shore Line East trains to and from Stamford, the release said.

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