Nothing has changed since the 1920s except maybe there’s more trees, but last week the Danbury News Times reported this curious factoid:
In the 1920s, it took about 42 minutes to ride a train from Danbury to Norwalk.
Now, after eight decades of progress and technological innovation, it takes about 50 minutes.
The report centered on the Congresscritters Jim Himes-D fourth CD, Chris Murphy-D fifth CD, press tour along the line.
“You would think it would be shorter,” saidáDave Hannon, the deputy director of theáHousatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials last week.
Hannon was among a group of area leaders — includingU.S. Congressmen Chris Murphy andáJim Himes — who rode the rails last week to promote the need to improve the Danbury-to-Norwalk line.
Better train service, they said — more modern, faster, more frequent — is essential for the region to thrive.
“If we do this right, it can represent a tremendous change for the region,” said Murphy, D-5th District.