Grand opening for new Meriden train station held Thursday


The grand opening of a new train station in Meriden took place on Thursday morning.

Governor Dannel Malloy joined Department of Transportation’s Commissioner James P. Redeker to commemorate the opening of the new Meriden train station with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

“This new station is a catalyst for transit-oriented development in Meriden, helping to make it a more livable, walkable community and drastically increasing transportation choices for commuters,” said Gov. Malloy. “The Hartford Line will allow Connecticut residents to look to transit rather than automobiles, resulting in less traffic on our overburdened highways, fewer emissions, and healthier communities.”

The new station will have trains along the CTrail Hartford Line, which offers connections between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts. The train service is expected to begin mid-June. 

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