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DOT plans new surveillance cams at 7 train stations

September 17, 2018

Another line of surveillance cameras is being planned for seven southwest Connecticut train stations in Norwalk, Westport and Darien.

The state Department of Transportation says the installation of the cameras on the stations’ rail platforms is planned in the fall of 2019.

Some railroad stations already have security cams, including the Stamford train station, the busiest on the New Haven Line, and Union Station in New Haven.

Railroad stations that have opened in recent years in Fairfield, West Haven and the new Hartford Line also have cameras.

And while other towns like Westport have cameras in station parking lots, it does not have cameras on the rail platforms.

The DOT said new cameras at the seven stations are planned because of “security improvements and network infrastructure upgrades.”

Security cameras are planned at: Noroton Heights and Darien; Rowayton, South Norwalk, and East Norwalk railroad station platforms; and Westport and Greens Farms.

Along with the railroad stations, DOT determined the need for installing security cameras at the railroad bridge over the Saugatuck River in Westport.

Before the plan moves forward, DOT will hold a public information meeting in October regarding the installation of security cameras at the stations. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the Norwalk Town Hall Community Room, Room 128, 125 East Avenue in Norwalk.

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