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or decades, the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad operated a train station at 47 Wall St. The train station is long gone but the building and railroad tracks beneath the building remain in use (see related story).
Mayor Harry W. Rilling said bringing a train station back to the Wall Street area would require approvals by the DOT and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversee operation of Metro-North Railroad.
“It’s not something that could just happen,” Rilling said. “But I think it’s an interesting discussion and if I felt it was something that would help the Wall Street area, help our overcrowded streets, I would be very, very much in favor of it.”
For now, bringing a train station back to Wall Street isn’t on the drawing board, according to the DOT.
“There have not been any real discussions about a Wall Street station and it is definitely not in the scope of the Walk Bridge project,” said DOT spokesman Judd Everhart. “But having said that, nothing has been ruled out.”
Petrini said the property at 45 Wall St. would be the “perfect solution” for creating a train station and eliminating a “dilapidated building,” which he said remains largely the way it was after a fire struck it in August 2010. The property lies adjacent to the Danbury Line tracks.
Lightfield said she was not at liberty to reveal the footprint of the proposed station in the conceptual plan but added, when asked, that it is not 45 Wall St.
Rilling said the Mechanics Street Parking Lot, a city-owned parcel flanking the Metro-North Danbury Line railroad tracks near Wall Street, would be the most logical location for a station.