West Haven Train Station Opens

By Stephanie O'Connell and Stephania Jimenez
|  Monday, Aug 19, 2013  |  Updated 8:06 AM EDT
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West Haven Train Station Opens

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Metro-North's new, contemporary West Haven Station has opened and the ceremonial grand opening will happen today.

The station, situated between New Haven and Milford stations on the New Haven Line, includes two 1,100-foot platforms that are 12 cars in length each.

The project took 10 years and cost around $130 million, resulting in a new station includes state-of-the-art technology, including electronic ticket kiosks and security cameras.

"I can leave my car in my own driveway and walk if I want. Love it, love it, love it. I’m so excited," Angie Monteiro-Dubish, of West Haven, said.

The station actually consists of two buildings.

The main station building, located on the north side of the tracks, houses the waiting area and an area for vendors, restrooms and vending machines.

The smaller building has a staircase leading to the pedestrian overpass, which leads to the larger building.

The fares for trains leaving this station will be the same as New Haven Station fares.

However, parking is free until the day after Labor Day.

The ceremony will take place at noon today.

Trains that normally make stops in at Union Station in New Haven will now also stop in West Haven.

The West Haven train station is located at 20 Railroad Avenue in West Haven.

For more information on train schedules and the new West Haven Station, visit bit.ly/19dKwzX .

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