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Old Posted Feb 26, 2013, 9:16 AM
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Next stop: 2nd train station for Bridgeport?

Keila Torres Ocasio
Updated 11:24 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2013

BRIDGEPORT -- Building a second train station on the city's East Side is not only feasible, but could serve as an important catalyst to revitalize two low-income neighborhoods with more than 700 acres of vacant and under-utilized land.
Getting to that point, though, will require lots of time, money and infrastructure changes. Most notably, city streets would have to be realigned and tunnels would have to be carved in the railroad's stone viaduct.
That's what local residents, stakeholders and officials were told Thursday during back-to-back meetings of committees formed to help draft a feasibility study for a proposed P.T. Barnum Station on a 7-acre parcel on Barnum Avenue.
"We feel pretty confident you can put a (Metro-North) station here and it will work," said Ken Schwartz, principal and director of planning for Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., a Massachusetts-based planning and engineering firm.
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I'm not opposed to this as I am with the East Stamford Station....or the Fairfield Metro Station...

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