Tag Archives: Saugatuck train station

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Train tracks sunset (Photo/JD Dworkow)

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Train station morning (Photo/Doris Ghitelman)

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Early Halloween at the train station (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

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Social distancing at the train station (Photo/John Karrel)

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Moon over Saugatuck train station, earlier this evening (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

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Saugatuck train station (Photo/Katherine Bruan)

All A(bill)board!

Last month, the Westport Transit District announced a new commuter shuttle marketing campaign.

Unlike many Metro-North trains, it arrived on time.

Recently — with the help of Police Chief Foti Koskinas and his team — the WTD installed new billboards at the Saugatuck and Greens Farms railroad station.

They’re eye-catching. And clever.

A much-needed route map helps too:

The WTD is also placing 5 x 7 route and information cards all around town: the stations, coffee shops, library, Town Hall and at real estate agencies, to name a few.

Meanwhile, they’ve sent emails to railroad parking permit holders, those on the wait list, and the Westport Parks and Recreation list. Those have generated interest in the WestportTransit.org website, which includes schedules and instructions on how to download the MyStop app. (Yes, it takes you to the Norwalk Transit District site. You’re in the right place.)

The Westport Transit District is making all the right moves to boost ridership.

Plus, those billboards give you something to look at while you wait for that overdue train.

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Everyone enjoys the Saugatuck train station pedestrian tunnel. (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

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Waiting for a train (Photo/Marc Sandy Block)

RTM Paves Way For Train Station Parking Plan

Construction begins next month on the renovation of Saugatuck train station parking lot #1.

The RTM voted last night 24-2 — with 3 abstentions — to approve the controversial $1.5 million plan.

There will be 2 exits, not 1 as in the original design. The one next to Luciano Park is larger too, with 1 entrance and 2 exit lanes.

Also included: new LED lights; another stairway; repaving; raising the lot out of the flood zone; trees; a sidewalk, and an improved streetscape.

Work is projected to be finished before Labor Day.

An aerial view of train station parking lot 1 (center).

An aerial view of train station parking lot 1 (center).