State Street Station (New Haven)

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New Haven – State Street
New Haven State Street Station.JPG
Station entrance from State Street
Station statistics
Address 259 State Street and
734 Chapel and Court Streets,
New Haven, CT 06519
Coordinates 41°18′21″N 72°55′18″W / 41.305763°N 72.921753°W / 41.305763; -72.921753



Connections Local Transit CTTransit New Haven: C, D, F, G, L, M, Q, Z, New Haven Commuter Connection (AM only) - Downtown, Sargent Drive
Local Transit Yale Shuttle: Red Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 4
Parking Yes
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened June 7, 2002[1]
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone 21 (Metro-North)
Preceding station   ConnDOT   Following station
toward Stamford
Shore Line East
toward New London
New Haven – Hartford – Springfield Rail
toward Springfield
MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad
New Haven Line Terminus

State Street Station (also known as New Haven – State Street) is the secondary railroad passenger station in New Haven, Connecticut located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) northeast of the primary station in the city, Union Station. The station opened on June 7, 2002, for Shore Line East trains and June 24, 2002, for Metro-North Railroad trains.[1] It is the penultimate westbound stop for the majority of Shore Line East runs and is the terminal of Metro-North's New Haven Line for a limited number of peak-hour runs. A 500-space public parking garage is located across the street from the station at 360 State Street.


Most Shore Line East trains stop at the station. Travel time to Union Station is approximately two minutes, and is fare-free.

Metro-North trains only serve the station on reverse peak runs (plus one midday trip). There are five trains from Grand Central Terminal and six trains to Grand Central per weekday. The Union Station - State Street section is not free on Metro-North trains.

State Street is located 74 miles (119 km) from Grand Central and the mean travel time is 1 hour, 52 minutes though this varies by run.

Platform and track configuration[edit]

1 Northeast Corridor no stop
2 Northeast Corridor no stop
4 New Haven Line for Grand Central
Shore Line East for Stamford
6 Shore Line East for Branford
Island platform at State Street viewed from a passing Amtrak train

State Street station currently has one three-car-long high-level island platform, similar in design to the side platforms on other Shore Line East stations. The New Haven Line has four tracks at this location, located in a shallow cut. The platform is adjacent to Tracks 4 and 6, on the southeast side of the cut. The two northwest side tracks, numbered 1 and 2, are not adjacent to the platform and are used only by through trains.[2] The platform is connected by staircases and an elevator to a pedestrian bridge which leads to the street-level entrance and busway.

State Street will be a stop on the New Haven – Hartford – Springfield commuter rail line, currently scheduled to begin service in 2016. Should funding for station upgrades (including construction of Enfield, Newington, and North Haven/Hamden stations) become available, a new 180-foot island platform will be added between tracks 1 and 2 at State Street.[3][4] The second platform will be built using $10 million in federal funding from a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant.[5]

Future service[edit]

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is currently working to upgrade the Public address system as well as the visual messaging system at State Street Station. This is along with a project to upgrade both Union Station and State Street.[6]

Currently, only a select number of Metro North Railroad trains run past Union Station to stop at State Street. Bruce Becker, the developer of 360 State Street, has shown his interest in having more train service at State Street, which is directly across from the luxury apartment skyscraper. He predicted that Metro North would increase the number of trains servicing the station once demand became visibly high enough. In an 2010 interview with the New Haven Independent, Becker claimed “When we have 1,000 people living in this building, you’ll see more trains servicing the station.”[7]


  1. ^ a b "New State Street Railroad Station Opens In Downtown New Haven". Rideworks Review. Summer 2002. Archived from the original on 26 March 2004. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Context Sensitive Design in Connecticut: State Street Railroad Station in New Haven, Connecticut". Northeast Regional Workshop. Context Sensitive Solutions. 27 November 2001. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Emily" (18 October 2011). "Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line: State Street". I Ride the Harlem Line. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  4. ^ CDM Smith (24 February 2012). "Station and Layover Site Concept Plans". New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Environmental Assessment. Connecticut Department of Transportation. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "New Haven State Street Station to get 2nd platform through federal grant". New Haven Register. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Stannard, Ed (May 6, 2010). "Work on New Haven train stations begins Monday". New Haven Register. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  7. ^ Appal, Allan (March 9, 2010). "360 State Hailed As National Model". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 

External links[edit]

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