"Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by MNCRR9000 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:59 am

I was wondering when do they expect the new station to be completed, seems like they have been working on it for a while.

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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by checkthedoorlight » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:39 pm

It'll be funny if the day the station opens, they'll still need to use the temporary platforms over tk 2.

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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by Train538 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:54 pm

Here's what the station looks like as of Sunday October 10th, 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdOGZaYddto
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Enjoy! :-D
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by Train538 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:58 pm

Trains still aren't making stops yet though. The station is set to open next summer. Here's my friend's video from December 11th as one of the construction workers let him on the platform:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZeKt2ir04s
Enjoy! :-D Unfortunately on the track 4 side, there is some graffiti :( .
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by Patrick A. » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:15 am

What a shame that the 'urban artists' took no time in displaying their talents. I think all new CTDOT/MNR property is cursed as I recall the M8's getting 'tagged' in New Haven and now Fairfield Metro.
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by XBNSFer » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:00 pm

I think they should call it "East Fairfield" ala "East Norwalk." Black Rock was my other guess before I heard of the whole commercial development tie-in (which fell through anyway), but I didn't realize that "Black Rock" was a name confined to the Bridgeport side of the town/city line.
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:09 pm

no one cares what you think it should be called, its already " Fairfield Metro center"
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by Patrick A. » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:55 pm

Leave it to Dutch to inject the dose of reality into the forum :wink:
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by checkthedoorlight » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:23 pm

Actually, the platform signs say "Fairfield Metro" .... or is this another "West Redding" situation?

When is this station opening, anyway?

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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:30 pm

When acces roads and parking are ready.
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by Clean Cab » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:16 am

The name "Fairfield Metro" is not set in stone. It was first going to be called "Black Rock" but the developer went bankrupt and CDOT assumed the cost of construction of the station and parking lots. I've heard that there will be a naming contest for this station as there is concern that two stations named "Fairfield" will tend to cause confusion, much like it did with Brewster and Brewster North.
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:47 am

hmm CDOT will do a study, on who will pay for and who will handle repainting of Fairfield Metro Signs ???
cost of study $2 million ??
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by Clean Cab » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:33 am

Maybe they can do it for only $1.9 million!!!!
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by checkthedoorlight » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:50 am

If they're still deciding on a name, why did they put up the platform signs already?

Black Rock WOULD have made more sense - you can't mix that up with Fairfield or Bridgeport, and everyone who lives around there knows the Black Rock turnpike (and as a former Westport resident, I always associated that road with Fairfield, not Bridgeport). Most people I know think that Rowayton is in Darien, not Norwalk......

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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by Jeff Smith » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:37 am

I vote for "Willoughby". It is in Connecticut after Norwalk of course. ;-)

And aren't there two Norwalks, and two Mt. Vernon's?
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