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Old June 28th, 2016, 01:01 AM   #121
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Workers continue construction of a new train station near the intersection of North Cherry Street and Parker Street in Wallingford, Friday, June 24, 2016. The cost of parking in a 221-space lot near downtown Wallingford will be discussed when advisors to the CTRail Hartford Line meet soon to iron out more details of increased commuter rail service from New Haven to Springfield. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal


Construction continues on a new train station near the intersection of North Cherry Street and Parker Street in Wallingford, Friday, June 24, 2016. A commuter lot will be constructed in the area to the right. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal


Workers continue construction of a new train station near the intersection of North Cherry Street and Parker Street in Wallingford, Friday, June 24, 2016. The cost of parking in a 221-space lot near downtown Wallingford will be discussed when advisors to the CTRail Hartford Line meet soon to iron out more details of increased commuter rail service from New Haven to Springfield. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/...llingford.html


Crews continue rail work along the tracks near the former Sam's Flower Stand in Wallingford, Monday, June 27, 2016. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal


An Amtrak train passes newly installed track near the Quinnipiac Street rail crossing in Wallingford, Monday, June 27, 2016. 2016. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/...uter-rail.html
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Old July 7th, 2016, 04:38 AM   #122
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Wallingford station updates


Governor Dannel P. Malloy provides an update on the Hartford Line during a tour of the Wallingford train station with DOT Commissioner James Redeker and State Rep. Mary Mushinsky, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The Hartford Line is expected to be completed by January 2018. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal


An Amtrak train passes under the Wallingford train station being constructed off North Cherry Street, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal


A view looking north from the new Wallingford train station shows an SUV crossing tracks on Parker Street as construction of the Hartford Line continues in Wallingford, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal


Construction crews work on the roof of the Wallingford train station, Wednesday afternoon, July 6, 2016. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal

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Old July 10th, 2016, 05:13 AM   #123
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1st Quarter 2016 Daily Ridership numbers for Connecticut

Bus Ridership
CT Transit / Connecticut Transit - 88,200 (2016) : 8.69% +
Norwalk / Norwalk Transit District - 5,100 (2016) : -2.25%

Commuter Rail
CTDOT / Shore Line East - 1,900 (2016) : 3.64%
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Old July 27th, 2016, 04:58 PM   #124
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Bus numbers for Stamford-area buses will be renumbered to a three-digit standard as part of the effort to produce a New Jersey-style statewide numbering system. Stamford-White Plains express bus will become bus 971.

The change becomes effective 2016.08.14.



https://www.cttransit.com/news/renum...tive-august-14

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is now proposing fare hikes to go into effect 2016.12.01

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CTDOT is proposing a 5 percent fare increase on the New Haven commuter rail line, including the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches, and Shore Line East effective December 1, which would generate about $5.9 million in new revenue. On the New Haven Line, the increase on December 1 would be combined with a 1 percent previously scheduled fare increase that supports the purchase of the new M-8 rail cars that the state put into service beginning in 2010. Another $7.2 million would be saved through Shore Line East fuel savings, reducing New Haven Line overtime costs through reduced after-hours maintenance, and closing under-utilized ticket windows at the Greenwich, South Norwalk and Bridgeport stations. At the New Haven station, two ticket windows will be open on weekday mornings, as opposed to three currently.

The standard one-way fare on the state-wide CTtransit services would go up 25 cents, from $1.50 to $1.75, and the express bus fares and other pre-paid fare types would rise a proportional percentage – generating an estimated $2.3 million. Approximately $1 million will be saved through subsidy reductions to local transit district operations and other reductions.
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Old August 5th, 2016, 03:08 AM   #125
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This car crashed into a pole on the Danbury Branch. Thankfully the towing and collision center is next door.

Car Crashes Into Pole along Metro-North Tracks by Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, on Flickr
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Old August 5th, 2016, 05:04 AM   #126
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Ok. THAT'S funny. They certainly had a short trip! What a response time!
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Old August 7th, 2016, 04:28 AM   #127
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Taken Yesterday - 8/5/16

CT Stamford bus in Harborpoint


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Old August 7th, 2016, 01:22 PM   #128
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What I keep wondering is how can ridership numbers as incredibly modest as is common for many commuter rail lines in the US justify station buildings as big as the one above? I know that this is the bare minimum of what you need for a station were pedestrians are not crossing rail tracks but that doesn't really change makes a difference in this regard.
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Old August 7th, 2016, 07:04 PM   #129
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Given the dramatic growth on the other lines in Connecticut, the massive ridership surges forecast for the SLE and New Haven-Springfield line are reasonable. That's why these stations are being built today.
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Old August 9th, 2016, 08:24 PM   #130
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By "dramatic growth" we have to talk of at least a 10-fold increase in ridership in the long term, that this investment pays off, I suppose.

I mean a daily ridership of 2000 people is pretty much nothing. A modest bus line can handle that amount. If there are plans for more than just a meager commuter line running a few times a day, this station can make sense however. If the infrastructure is there (double track and stations) it is fairly easy to upgrade the service to some serious rail line indeed and then there might be real potential for a massive rise in ridership numbers.
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Old August 9th, 2016, 10:12 PM   #131
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3500 a day by 2030. And these estimates are often quite low-ball.
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The way Busway Ridership was underestimated by 2-4x....so im sure the Commuter Rail will be around 20,000...
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A high-level platform has opened at Hartford Union Station.







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Old August 11th, 2016, 02:31 AM   #134
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The high levels here will be interesting because won't this station double tracked
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Old August 11th, 2016, 02:49 AM   #135
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Yes. But then again, I seem to remember that it used to have eight.
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Crews continue work on the new Meriden Train Station on State Street, Monday, August 22, 2016. New train stations in Meriden and Wallingford may open for existing Amtrak service once they are completed next spring. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal


Crews continue work on the new Wallingford Train Station, Monday, August 22, 2016. New train stations in Meriden and Wallingford may open for existing Amtrak service once they are completed next spring. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal

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Update on potential new train station in Orange, CT

http://orangetownnews.com/orange-tra...-local-hurdle/
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Norwalk, CT bus system is proposing to get rid of much of its service, including eliminating buses #2, #5, #6, "7 Link" (Danbury-Norwalk bus), the Norwalk Community College Shuttle and the Norden Shuttle and shortening the route of bus #12. Bus #4 will be extended to Wilton, CT to make up for the loss of the "7 Link." On Saturday, service on buses #1, #4, #7, #8 and #12 will be eliminated, along with Connecticut Avenue Evening Shuttle and Main Avenue Evening Shuttle.

http://www.norwalktransit.com/docume...rSept72016.pdf

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Old October 11th, 2016, 05:38 AM   #139
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Meriden, CT bus system now has posted bus stop signs

https://www.cttransit.com/news/new-bus-stop-signs

Track installation for upcoming New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter rail has reached Wallingford, CT

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/...alloy-set.html
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Old October 11th, 2016, 11:16 PM   #140
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Wow. Bus stop signs. Revolutionary.
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