Springdale (Metro-North station)

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Springdale
SpringdaleRRstationSeats8StamfordCT07152007.jpg
Springdale station: seats eight
Station statistics
Address 886 Hope Street & 2 Clearview Avenue
Stamford, CT, 06902-6800
Coordinates 41°05′20″N 73°31′04″W / 41.0888°N 73.5178°W / 41.0888; -73.5178Coordinates: 41°05′20″N 73°31′04″W / 41.0888°N 73.5178°W / 41.0888; -73.5178
Line(s)
Connections CTTransit Stamford: 34
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone 31
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
New Canaan Branch
toward New Canaan

The Springdale Metro-North Railroad station is located in Springdale section of Stamford, Connecticut along the New Canaan Branch of the New Haven Line.

Description[edit]

The station is entirely on the west side of the single track of the New Canaan Branch and is between the Glenbrook and Talmadge Hill stations, 36.9 miles from Grand Central Terminal.[1]

The Springdale station has a Plexiglas shelter (with a bench that seats eight) and a single side platform located on the west side of the track, allowing access to four railroad cars at once. The parking lot has landscaping and a "period pedestal clock".[2]

The station has no ticket machine or staffed ticket office.[1]

History[edit]

The Springdale station began as a stop on the New Canaan Railroad, which was chartered May 1866 as a short branch of the New York and New Haven Railroad. The line opened July 4, 1868.

By 2010, after condominiums were built on nearby Camp Avenue, the station became more crowded.[3]

In April 2010, construction started on a 400-foot, $1 million canopy on the station platform. Gar-San Corporation of Watertown won the $1.87 million contract for the project. (The company was to build an identical canopy at the Stratford train station.) A large part of the expense came from having the foundation for the canopy to be drilled into the ground because of space constraints, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT). According to the DOT, construction was expected to be completed by the end of the year. In the meantime, 26 parking places were temporarily removed.[3] Completion of the project was expected in December.[4]

Platform and track configuration[edit]

1 New Canaan Branch for Grand Central
New Canaan Branch for New Canaan

This station has one four-car-long high-level side platform to the west of the track. The New Canaan Branch has one track at this location.

Access[edit]

The parking lot is accessible from Hope Street and is located at the west side of the station.[2] Station parking is controlled by Stamford city government,[1] which owns most of the parking lot. The state owns a much smaller parking area at the south end of the station.[2]

The station has wheelchair access, with a ramp to the platforms, but the Springdale station was built before the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ramp may not meet ADA requirements, according to Metro-North. The nearest ADA-compliant station is the main Stamford station.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d [1] Springdale station Web page at Metro-North Railroad Web site, accessed July 4, 2007
  2. ^ a b c [2]"Springdale Train Station Visual Inspection Report / January 2007" prepared by the Bureau of Public Transportation of the Connecticut Department of Transportation, accessed at the Connecticut Department of Transportation Web site on July 4, 2007
  3. ^ a b Cassidy, Martin B. (April 27, 2010). "Work begins on $1M canopy: Springdale depot to get 400-foot overhang". The Advocate (Stamford). p. A3. 
  4. ^ Greene, Chandra Johnson (December 2, 2010). "Rell: State to Invest $950,000 in Canopy for Glenbrook Station". Stamford Patch. Retrieved December 2, 2010. 

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