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Some major improvements to the White Plains train station were unveiled today.
The White Plains Metro-North station has been undergoing a huge renovation project, and the first phase is now complete.
Officials have reopened the Hamilton Avenue and Main Street entrances and the southern end of the platform.
These part of the renovations were made to accommodate the Hudson Link bus service that is scheduled to start later this month. The Hudson Link system will replace the Tappan ZEE Express.
It's all part of a $92 million, three-year renovation project at what Metro-North officials say is the third busiest station in their system behind Grand Central Terminal.
It's getting a top-to-bottom makeover that includes everything from new platform canopies to a heated stairway, security cameras, a remodeled ticket office, bathrooms, an improved food vendor space and more.
One upgrade that commuters are looking forward to is a heated stairway with heating in the floor to help melt ice and snow. "That would be nice, because last year it was kind of dangerous, even though they were out there putting the salt down but still, that would be nice," says Caitlin Torres, of Mount Kisco.
The entire renovation project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.