The new, $44.3 million Rochester Intermodal Station is open for passenger service.

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The new station will speed up travel with expanded track service, streamline operations with a modern concourse and baggage handling system, officials said. Enhanced accessibility, retail amenities and a larger building inspired by the aesthetics and architecture of the historic Bragdon Station are expected to enhance the passenger experience.

The train station is expected to be the “front door to the Finger Lakes, improving rail travel, enhancing passenger and commercial rail service while supporting tourism and regional economic growth,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was in Rochester to mark the opening with Rep. Louise Slaughter and other officials.