Correction: No funding yet for Wall Street train station study

A Danbury line Metro North train passes the Mechanic Street parking lot recently.

NORWALK, Conn. — A press release announcing funding for a $250,000 study on the feasibility of a Wall Street train station was a mistake, an aide to State Rep. Chris Perone (D-137) said.

The funding has not yet been authorized, he said.

“Chris has requested the funding be part of the bond authorization bill that we do each year as part of the budget.  Chris believes that transportation infrastructure investments, like a new stop at Wall St, spur additional economic development,” the aide for House Democrats said Tuesday.

The press release said, “The State Bond Commission approved a $250,000 grant under the Let’s Go CT program to investigate adding a train stop along the Metro North Danbury line at Wall St. in Norwalk.”

Perone had talked about funding a study through the bond authorization bill on the same day as the Bond Commission meeting, the aide said, explaining the mistake.

It is routine that a “recall” email is sent after a press release goes out, to correct errors. The aide said he thought he’d recalled the press release, but hadn’t done it.

Perone has not returned requests for comment.

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