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Traingeek3629 wrote: ↑Sat Jun 10, 2023 9:17 pm Thanks for the pictures and video. Looks like a nice stop, interesting that it opened with no fanfare. I got a kick out of the "Track 1" signs placed up and down the platform, when there's only one track. Probably could've saved a few bucks there lol.
Pedestrian bridge at Merritt 7 train station in Norwalk delayed by supply chain; new platform opens
NORWALK — The new Metro-North train station at Merritt 7 is open for commuters, however, the pedestrian bridge going over the railroad tracks to the office complex is missing some of its needed glass, delaying its debut.
“A lot the glass is missing, so you would kind of have to look closely,” said Josh Morgan, a spokesperson for the Connecticut Department of Transportation. “We can’t open that structure until its fully encased, so there are still openings. Water can still get in there, and we are waiting for some of that material still.”
The delay is due to ongoing supply chain issues that began during the COVID-19 pandemic, Morgan said. Although the bridge looks complete, Morgan said several panels of glass are missing.
In addition to the bridge construction, CTDOT will repave and expand the parking lot from 88 spots to 105 spots in August. Demolition on the old platform is expected to start soon, after the June 7 opening of the new platform, Morgan said.