Naugatuck (Metro-North station)

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Naugatuck
Naugatuck Station.jpg
The current station platform at Naugatuck as seen in July 2011. The former station depot is behind the photographer.
Station statistics
Address 195 Water Street
Naugatuck, Connecticut, 06770-2826
Coordinates 41°29′34″N 73°03′08″W / 41.4927°N 73.0522°W / 41.4927; -73.0522Coordinates: 41°29′34″N 73°03′08″W / 41.4927°N 73.0522°W / 41.4927; -73.0522
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit CTTransit Waterbury: N1
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking 125
Other information
Fare zone 51
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
toward Bridgeport
Waterbury Branch
Terminus

The Naugatuck Metro-North Railroad station serves residents of Naugatuck, Connecticut, USA via the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven Line. All service on the Waterbury Branch is shuttle service to Bridgeport running on very light frequencies (six trains daily weekdays, four weekends); travel time to Bridgeport is 43 minutes.

The station is 82.5 miles to Grand Central, with travel time there being an average of two hours, 15 minutes depending on transfer time at Bridgeport. Travel time to New Haven is an average of one hour, 30 minutes depending on transfer time.

The station has 125 parking spaces; unlike most other train stations in Connecticut, none are owned by the state.[1]

The new Naugatuk station, ca. 1911

While little more than a platform next to a pair of tracks, rail service in Naugatuck dates back to the 1840s with the establishment of the Naugatuck Railroad. The Naugatuck was acquired by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, which built a new station house between 1908 and 1910, and opened it in 1911. The old station house is now the headquarters for the Naugatuck Historical Society.

Platform and track configuration[edit]

1 Waterbury Branch for Bridgeport
Waterbury Branch for Waterbury

This station has one low-level side platform to the west of the track long enough for one door of one car to receive and discharge passengers. The Waterbury Branch has one track at this location.

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The former Naugatuck New York, New Haven and Hartford Depot, now the headquarters for the Naugatuck Historical Socitety.