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Advertise Your Business at Pawling, New York Metro North Station. Only $100 For the Year.

Because we write a lot about trains, we just got an interesting advertisement from Metro North about Pawling, New York.

So where is Pawling, New York,

PawlingSign

The Pawling Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Pawling, New York via the Harlem Line. Trains leave for New York City every two hours, and about every 30 minutes during rush hour. It is 63.7 miles (104 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is approximately one hour, 48 minutes.

This station is located in the Zone 8 Metro-North fare zone. It is the southernmost station in Dutchess County on the Harlem Line.

The ticket agent/office was closed in 1977. Today it is used by the local chamber of commerce

 

Gov. Malloy announces Walk Bridge replacement

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has a plan to close a $188 million funding gap for the design and replacement of the New Haven’s 118-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced late last week.

Built in 1896, the Walk Bridge is the oldest movable bridge along the New Haven Line/Northeast Corridor in Connecticut. The bridge will be replaced with a more resilient vertical lift bridge that opens for marine traffic from one side with a counterweight system and will significantly enhance the safety and reliability of commuter and intercity passenger service along the Northeast Corridor, ConnDOT officials said.

The bridge malfunctioned in two separate incidents within a two-week period over the summer, Malloy and ConnDOT officials said in a press release.

Walk Bridge in Connecticut
Walk Bridge in Connecticut

“Since the malfunctions we saw last summer, we have carried out the repairs and procedures necessary to minimize the risk for failure in the short-term and have aggressively pursued the funding necessary to implement a realistic finance plan that will bring us all the way from design to a full replacement as soon as possible,” said Malloy.

See our story on the malfunctions.

The federal government recently awarded ConnDOT $161 million for infrastructure hardening purposes. In all, this project will be funded with 34 percent state funds and 66 percent federal funds.

Walk Bridge in Connecticut
Walk Bridge in Connecticut

“For decades, the Walk Bridge was allowed to decay and deteriorate, as both the state and federal government kicked the can down the road and ignored glaring warning signs,” said U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal in a press release. “Here, and with other major transportation investments, Gov. Malloy is to be commended for recognizing that we must invest now in our rail and transportation infrastructure, or pay later with cascading failures, intolerable traffic congestion, and diminished opportunities for economic development.” 

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