Greenwich (Metro-North station)

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Greenwich
GreenwichMetroNorthRRStation083108.JPG
Front entrance
Station statistics
Address 1 Railroad Avenue,
Greenwich, CT 06830
Coordinates 41°01′20″N 73°37′29″W / 41.022326°N 73.62462°W / 41.022326; -73.62462Coordinates: 41°01′20″N 73°37′29″W / 41.022326°N 73.62462°W / 41.022326; -73.62462
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit CT Transit Stamford: 11, I-BUS Express
Local Transit Norwalk Transit District: Greenwich Commuter Connection - Central Loop, West Loop
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 1,274 spaces
Other information
Opened 5 March 1970 (1970-03-05)
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone 15
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 729,040[1] Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
New Haven Line

The Greenwich Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Greenwich, Connecticut via the New Haven Line and is the first station on that line in the state of Connecticut. Usually served by Stamford-based local trains, the station also is the first/last stop for many Connecticut Department of Transportation-funded expresses originating at New Haven, Bridgeport, or South Norwalk.

Greenwich is 28.1 miles from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is 57 minutes (though expresses run as fast as 38 minutes).

As of August 2006, weekday commuter ridership was 2,804, and there are 1,274 parking spots (none owned by the state, unlike most other railroad stations in Connecticut).[2]

History[edit]

The Penn Central Transportation Company opened the current station building on March 5, 1970, replacing an older structure which was demolished. As built the new building was a two-story structure with 8,550-square-foot (794 m2) of space. The station was the centerpiece of Greenwich Plaza, a new mixed-use retail development.[3][4]

Platform and track configuration[edit]

3 New Haven Line for Grand Central
1 New Haven Line no stop
Northeast Corridor no stop
2 New Haven Line no stop
Northeast Corridor no stop
4 New Haven Line for New Haven – State Street

This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long. The northern platform, adjacent to Track 3, is generally used by westbound trains. The southern platform, adjacent to Track 4, is generally used by eastbound trains.

The New Haven Line has four tracks at this location. The two inner tracks, not adjacent to either platform, are used only by express trains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Using 260 weekdays in a year multiplied by number of weekday passengers (2,804)
  2. ^ New York Times 2006 Metro-North commuuter rail info
  3. ^ "New station for Greenwich". Penn Central Post. May 1970. 
  4. ^ "Penn Central Opens Greenwich Station". The Bridgeport Post. March 6, 1970. p. 62. Retrieved October 1, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read

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