WALLINGFORD, Conn. — Federal, state and local Connecticut officials are marking the opening of a newly built train station in Wallingford.

The station is scheduled to begin providing service to existing Amtrak trains on Monday. It will eventually serve trains on the CTrail Hartford Line, a commuter rail service between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts, that’s scheduled to launch in the middle of 2018.

Appearing at Monday’s grand opening, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the new station “marks a major milestone in the evolution of much-needed service.”

The new $21 million, Wallingford station, located on North Cherry Street, replaces a nearby, outdated station. It features high-level platforms on both sides of the track, canopies and ticket vending machines.

It’s the first of several new stations being constructed along the Hartford Line.

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