Connecticut– The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has considered adding a new train station near Wall Street. For decades, the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad operated a train station at 47 Wall St. The train station is long gone, but the building and railroad tracks beneath the building remain in use. Bringing a train station back to the Wall Street area required approval by the CTDOT and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversee operation of Metro-North Railroad.
The Wall Street Neighborhood Association formed this spring to offer the city help and input on restarting the stalled redevelopment project known as Wall Street Place. The neighborhood association has proposed a public-private partnership for the project which would add a stop to the city-owned Mechanic Street parking lot. The State Bond Commission has approved $275,000 to study such a station. The project would include construction of a sidewalk and installing of lighting in the lot alongside the Metro-North’s Danbury Line tracks. The new stop would be the fifth in the area.