The New Rochelle train station is a vital component of our city’s downtown and a daily stop for thousands of local commuters. It is among the busiest stations on the New Haven line, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But its restrooms could use some help.

Now help is on the way, thanks to assistance from Metro-North Railroad. The restrooms have been plagued by vandalism, and, with the cost of maintenance spiraling out of control, the City was forced to close them last month. But a new agreement with Metro-North will include the restrooms under the supervision of MTA Police, for added security, and Metro-North has agreed to contribute to the replacement of fixtures.

To begin with, a single unisex restroom will reopen during the station’s busiest hours, 5:00 am to 1:00 pm, seven days a week. Necessary repairs of the second restroom will begin immediately.