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Connecticut Gov. Malloy opens new Hartford Line station
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy late last month joined state and local officials to mark the opening of a new CTrail Hartford Line station in Berlin.
Construction on the station began in December 2014. The stop was partially opened to passengers in June when the newly created CTrail Harford Line opened for service.
The Berlin Station features high-level platforms on both sides of the tracks, elevators, an overhead pedestrian bridge, canopies, ticket vending machines and a passenger information display system. The 235-vehicle parking lot includes an electric vehicle charging station that can charge two vehicles at a time.
"The Hartford Line is spurring economic development along the Interstate 91 corridor," said Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner James Redeker in a press release. "An example can be seen here in Berlin, where officials have been working diligently to develop transit-oriented initiatives near the station."
Berlin has secured funding for pedestrian improvements in the area surrounding the station, CTDOT officials said.
In total, the 62-mile Hartford Line has spurred nearly $400 million in transit-oriented development projects since before its June launch, department officials added.
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