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Connecticut Gov. Helps Open Berlin CTrail Station

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined Connecticut DOT Commissioner James P. Redeker and other state and local officials recently to commemorate the grand opening of the new CTrail Hartford Line station in Berlin, CT.

The station, which also serves Amtrak trains, was under construction when the Hartford Line entered service in June, but it was partially opened to passengers at that time.

Station amenities include high-level platforms on both sides of the tracks, elevators, an overhead pedestrian bridge, canopies covering approximately 50 percent of each platform, ticket vending machines and a passenger information display system. To improve passenger safety, it features automatic platform snow melting systems, security cameras and blue-light emergency call boxes.

The facility also includes a 235-space surface parking lot with an electric vehicle charging station that allows for two vehicles to be charged at once.
Among the dignitaries celebrating the official opening of Berlin Station on the Hartford Line are Connecticut DOT Public Transportation Bureau Chief Rich Andreski, third from left; Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), fifth from left; Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, fourth from right; and Connecticut DOT Commissioner James Redeker, second from right.

“A modern and efficient transportation system is critical to attracting business and creating new jobs,” Malloy said. “This new station will help connect commuters to cities and towns along the Central Connecticut corridor. With the creation of the Hartford Line, we are building a future that allows our state to be much more competitive.”

Redeker spoke about transit-oriented initiatives planned near the station, adding that officials’ commitment to economic development “provides new opportunities for residents to live, work and compete in the 21st century.” One example—Depot Crossing, a mixed-use development that features ground-level commercial space and 16 residential units—opened across the street from the station in 2014.

The town of Berlin is creating a TOD plan for the development of prime land surrounding the station.
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