Out With the Old, In With the New, Union Station Gets Rid of Departure Boards

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)- Like everything else in this age of technology, an iconic item at Union Station in New Haven has gone digital.

The stations departure boards were seen by tens of thousands of people of the years, and they made an infamous “clicking” noise every time a train came or left the station, but now they’ve been replaced. Now, new boards have been hung on the wall at the station, they’re bigger, brighter and give riders twice as much information. And, now there are also smaller monitors around the station with departure times.

“The old board was most definitely outdated,” said Farquan Baaree, and Amtrak Rider, “an d this looks really nice.”

Transit officials said the old board cost too much money to maintain. But, many commuters say they’ll miss the noise made when the old boards flipped to change trains.

“It had a nice historical look to it,” said Rachel Annunziato, a Metro North Rider, “but I think this might be a little more practical.”train station 3train station

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