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Connecticut Train Stations and Platforms Now Smoke-Free

New Haven Line stations and Shore Line East stations should have "No Smoking" signs by the end of the year.

Courtesy of The Connecticut Department of Transportation
Courtesy of The Connecticut Department of Transportation
A news release from the Connecticut Department of Transportation:

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is making all railroad stations and platforms smoke-free.

“No Smoking” signs are being posted at all New Haven Line and Shore Line East stations.

All 38 New Haven Line stations and all nine Shore Line East stations should have the signs by the end of the year.


Do you think CT train stations and platforms should be smoke-free?

James Mac Donald June 17, 2014 at 02:36 PM
Working in the Coffee Shop adjacent to the platform / ticket kiosk at the Stratford (NYC Bound) station, I observed the workpeople hanging the signs on the platform the other day. I inquired as to who would ENFORCE this "law". Their response: the same crew that patrols the parking facilities and gives out tickets for parking violations! (Yeah Right!!) Next, I did some investigation online as to when this "law" went into effect. I pulled up press releases from Metro North and CT DOT stating this same thing that went into effect last week.... from NOVEMBER 2011!!! Any tickets / warnings / arrests made on this "law" between the end of 2011 and today?? I'm taking a wild guess...hmmm.... NONE. And that's how things go....
Fairfield Resident June 18, 2014 at 12:10 AM
James, Only Metro-North and LIRR Stations in New York State had smoking banned in November 2011. CT has finally caught up for it's stations....yeah! http://www.mta.info/press-release/mta-headquarters/new-smoking-ban-metro-north-lirr-station-platforms-goes-effect-sunday
Wally June 18, 2014 at 07:20 AM
Fairfield Resident is a typical high-horse riding jerk. I don't like fat people and find them annoying so I'm hoping they are banned and made illegal next. Because you don't like it, a law must be passed.....makes sense I can't make my own choices.
BoSs RoN MeXiCo June 18, 2014 at 08:05 AM
Agreed Wally. These fat people are annoying. Ever sit next to one on the train? Avoid at all costs.

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