Demolition of the old train station canopy in Bethel has begun. First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says the historic structure will be rebuilt to its original specifications in a few weeks.
He spoke with Metro North officials earlier this year about getting a trained flagger for the work, but was told there was so much construction along the branch line that there weren't enough to go around. That was according to federal railroad rules. That prompted the delay, until now.
Track resurfacing is under way at Bethel High School. Knickerbocker says the work is scheduled to be completed and the track reopened to the public by weeks end.