Stratford (Metro-North station)

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Stratford
Stratford station 174.JPG
North station house, May 5, 2012
Station statistics
Address 2480 Main Street,
Stratford, CT 06615
Coordinates 41°11′43″N 73°07′53″W / 41.195303°N 73.131523°W / 41.195303; -73.131523Coordinates: 41°11′43″N 73°07′53″W / 41.195303°N 73.131523°W / 41.195303; -73.131523
Line(s)

Metro-North:

ConnDOT:

Connections Local Transit Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority: 1, 10, 16, 23, Coastal Link
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 294 spaces
Other information
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Fare zone 20 (Metro-North)
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 292,760 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
New Haven Line
Terminus
Waterbury Branch
toward Waterbury
ConnDOT
toward Stamford
Shore Line East
toward New London

The Stratford Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Stratford, Connecticut via the New Haven Line. Although the station is usually served by express trains originating or terminating in New Haven, one peak-hour run of the Waterbury Branch stops each morning and evening, one peak-hour afternoon Shore Line East train, and the last Waterbury train of the day originates here.

Stratford is 59 miles from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is one hour, 27 minutes though this varies depending on run and time of day.

The station has 294 parking spaces, all owned by the state.[1]

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 and Waterbury

This station has two high-level side platforms, each four 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.

A ticket purchasing kiosk is located at the exterior of the building on the northern platform station house.

See also[edit]

  • Connecticut Rail Commuter Council is the official state advocate for train commuters and brings station problems to the attention of officials.
  • The National Helicopter Museum is located in the eastbound (south side) station building, which no longer serves passengers (as few board eastbound trains at Stratford).

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External links[edit]

Media related to Stratford (Metro-North station) at Wikimedia Commons