New Rochester train station celebrates grand opening

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Governor Cuomo are in Rochester on Friday to celebrate the grand opening of the new Rochester train station. 

Construction on the new station behan in October 2014. 

The new station has expanded track service at the station, features a new and redesigned concourse, along with a larger, modern station. 

The entire station is now fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well.

News 8's Wakisha Bailey will be on our Facebook page, streaming the event. 

“This day has been a long time coming for our community. I secured the first round of federal funding for the new train station seven years ago this month. After working with stakeholders and constituents and securing more than $18 million in federal funding for this project, this station is finally about to open its doors. This project has untangled track and will strengthen our local economy by getting goods and people where they need to go more safely and reliably. I can’t wait to join members of our community this week to cut the ribbon on the world-class, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant train station Monroe County deserves,” said Slaughter.

"The grand opening of the new Rochester train station is a welcomed new gateway to the whole Monroe County region. Working together with Rep. Louise Slaughter and community leaders, we secured millions in hard-won federal investment for both this shining new station and the new RTS bus station. These upgraded transportation hubs are driving downtown redevelopment and rolling out the red carpet for residents and visitors alike to travel to and experience Rochester,” said U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer.


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