Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Metro-North set to open new station

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MTA Metro-North Railroad will begin service to the new Fairfield Metro Station on Monday, Dec. 5. Located midway between the Fairfield and Bridgeport stations, Fairfield Metro has 1,400 parking spaces.

metronorth_logo.jpgThe station was built by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Town of Fairfield. CTDOT owns the entire facility. The station and parking lot will be operated and maintained by Fusco Management Co. for CTDOT. Metro-North provides train service in Connecticut under contract to CTDOT.

Fairfield Metro is the first new station on the New Haven Line since State Street Station opened in New Haven in 2002. The New Haven Line, the busiest single rail line in the U.S., carried 37.3 million people in 2010, a 2.8% increase over the previous year.