Ground broken on Windsor Locks train station in Connecticut

WCN Editorial Team 15 Sep 2022 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Ground has been broken on a new train station and roadway safety and track enhancement project in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, US.

The new station will be situated in the town’s downtown area, adjacent to the historic old station.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and other the state and local officials took part in the groundbreaking ceremony.

Governor Lamont said: “This new station is going to be a real driver of economic activity in Windsor Locks. In fact, when developers were looking to renovate the old Montgomery Mill down the road, they knew their investment was going to be worthwhile because of our plans to create this new train station just a short distance away.

“The Hartford Line has been a success story for Connecticut since it launched four years ago, and I remain committed to making further improvements to our state’s rail services. The groundbreaking on this new train station in Windsor Locks is just another step in addressing our infrastructure needs and expanding amenities on our well-used rail lines.”

The station will feature high-level platforms to enable level boarding from all train cars.

As part of the project, connections to the Canal Trail through Bridge Street will be created.

Furthermore, outside of the station, roadway safety and track enhancement projects will be undertaken.

The total project is estimated to cost $87.14m, of which $59.11m has been approved by the State Bond Commission in 2020.

A further fund of $17.49m has come as grant from the Federal Railroad Administration. Amtrak is contributing $10.54m for the projet.

Amtrak is the owner of the track and rail line.

The project is anticipated to complete in the summer of 2025.
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Image: The new station will be situated in the town’s downtown area, adjacent to the historic old station. Credit: Vladimir López from Pixabay.

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