When the cold weather comes later this fall, residents should have a new place to stay warm at the Wilton Train Station.
Work on the station, , is proceeding on schedule and should be completed by the end of October according to First Selectman Bill Brennan.
"We're going to have a new station ready for the winter and I've been following up regularly on this project," said Brennan, who cited the project as the last of a series of initiatives that he has made focal points of his terms as First Selectman.
Brennan said the facility will receive new sills, storm drains, toilet facilities, an ADA-compliant entrance, a new fuel oil supply line, water services and will also have both its interior and exterior painted.
Selectman Hal Clark commended Brennan for his efforts in the station overhaul. He pointed out that the stimulus money was originally going to go toward adding new canopies and an extended platform at the station, "which we didn't need," Clark said.
But through Brennan's efforts, the funds were redirected toward the long-vacant warming hut at the station's entrance.
"We thank you on behalf of the citizens," Clark said at the last Board of Selectmen's meeting.
"It's taken a long time to do, but it's finally happening," Brennan responded.