CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
|FOR RELEASE: December 19, 2007||
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
Fax: (860) 594-3066
Governor Rell Announces Additional
Rail Parking in
Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced the availability of additional rail parking for
“We think the additional available parking will be welcomed by rail users,” Governor Rell said. “The Union Station garage and surface lot often experience capacity issues, and while this is only a temporary solution, it will definitely help our riders access the system.
“We will continue to push for new rail stations, more parking and new trains – and new and innovative approaches like the
The lot has a capacity of over 600 spaces and is approximately two blocks from the station at the corner of
Primary access to the lot is from
Last December, Governor Rell cut the ribbon on a new $33 million rail maintenance facility in the New Haven Rail Yard. The Running Repair Shop is the first new facility to be built and placed in service as part of an overall project by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) to rebuild the New Haven Rail Yard rail car maintenance complex.
Last August, in a ceremony on board a Metro-North commuter train, Governor Rell signed the $2.3 billion transportation enhancement bill dubbed the “Roadmap for