FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – The New Haven Line’s brand-new West Haven train station will be officially open for business on Sunday, Aug. 18, Metro-North Railroad has announced.
Located between the New Haven and Milford stations, West Haven was designed, constructed and funded by the State of Connecticut. Metro-North partnered with the Connecticut Department of Transportation to build a “first-class facility” that includes two 1,100-foot platforms, which fit 12 train cars in length, the railroad said on its website.
Fares to and from the West Haven station will be the same as New Haven because they are considered to be in the same zone, an announcement from Metro-North said. Additionally, trains that stop in New Haven are expected to also stop in West Haven.
The new station, which consists of two buildings, is complete with benches, lighting, an overpass, artwork, covered waiting areas, bicycle racks, concession stand areas and an ADA compliant building with restrooms, Metro-North announced. In terms of technology, the West Haven train station will also have electronic kiosks, closed-circuit security cameras, a PA system, and ticket machines on each platform.
West Haven’s main station building, on the north side of the tracks, houses waiting and vendor areas, office spaces, restrooms and vending machines. A smaller structure has a staircase leading to the pedestrian overpass that leads to the larger building.
Commuters also have a new 650-plus space parking area at the station. To get a parking space at the West Haven train station, read this story on The Daily Voice.