Guilford (Shore Line East station)

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Guilford
Guilford Shore Line East station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 325 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437
Coordinates 41°16′32″N 72°40′25″W / 41.2756°N 72.6736°W / 41.2756; -72.6736Coordinates: 41°16′32″N 72°40′25″W / 41.2756°N 72.6736°W / 41.2756; -72.6736
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Rebuilt 2005
Electrified 25,000V (AC) overhead catenary
Owned by CDOT
Services
Preceding station   ConnDOT   Following station
toward Stamford
Shore Line East
toward New London

Guilford is a passenger rail station along the Shore Line East commuter railroad between Stamford and New London, Connecticut. Guilford is also a station on the northern section of the Northeast Corridor. Amtrak does not stop at this station but Amtrak trains can often be seen passing this station.[1] The current station, with ADA-compliant high-level side platforms, opened on November 28, 2005, replacing an earlier nearby station with low-level platforms.[2]

Parking[edit]

Ridership increases have rendered the parking lot at Guilford insufficient. There is a plan to add 90 spaces on the opposite side of the tracks in 2009.[3]

Other train stations in Guilford[edit]

Guilford Center was not the only part of Guilford with a train station. Leete's Island station, located off CT-146 near the Branford line, served the Penn Central and later Amtrak Clamdigger service until 1972. Sachem's Head station, which was also located off CT-146 closer to Guilford Center, was closed in 1969.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guilford Station Shore Line East official website
  2. ^ http://www.shorelineeast.com/whatsnew.htm retrieved 2008-08-17
  3. ^ "Parking Problems". Railpace Newsmagazine. August 2008. 

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