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Seats at New Haven Union Station cleaned after reports of bedbugs

The seating areas were reopened to the public on Tuesday.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The seats at New Haven’s Union Station underwent a deep cleaning after reports of bedbugs surfaced recently.

The New Haven Parking Authority confirmed to FOX61 News on Monday that the seating areas and surfaces around the train station were being cleaned and thoroughly disinfected.

“Seating areas are closed awaiting a second treatment overnight and they should be reopening tomorrow to the traveling public,” Doug Hausladen, the director of the New Haven Parking Authority, told FOX61 News in an email Monday afternoon.

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Hausladen said they are unsure of where any bedbug activity may have originated from at the station, but they quickly contacted a licensed professional to clean the public surfaces after receiving the reports of suspected activity.

The seating areas were reopened Tuesday for morning commuters.

“They do have to do more with cleanliness - I feel the same way because I commute all the time and sometimes I feel like when it comes down to it metro north they have to have more cleanliness to the trains and their stations, Lysol it Clorox it, this is what we need.” Diana Byfield of New Haven told FOX61 News on Tuesday.


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