Waterbury (Metro-North station)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the historic station, see Waterbury Union Station.
Waterbury, CT, Metro-North station.jpg
Station platform
Location 333 Meadow Street
Waterbury, CT, 06702-1808
Coordinates 41°33′16″N 73°02′49″W / 41.5544°N 73.0470°W / 41.5544; -73.0470Coordinates: 41°33′16″N 73°02′49″W / 41.5544°N 73.0470°W / 41.5544; -73.0470
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit CTTransit Waterbury: 40
Parking 156[1]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 51
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
toward Bridgeport
Waterbury Branch Terminus

The Waterbury station is located on Meadow Street in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States. It is the terminus of the Waterbury Branch of Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, allowing residents of Waterbury and surrounding communities to commute to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan by changing trains to the main line at Bridgeport.

Its 87.5-mile (140.8 km) rail distance from Grand Central is the farthest from that station on the Metro-North system east of the Hudson River (Wassaic, the northern terminus of the Harlem Line, is the farthest in straight-line distance). Travel time to Bridgeport is 51 minutes, New Haven an average of one hour, 30 minutes, and Grand Central an average of two hours, 13 minutes. All trains run as shuttles to Bridgeport on very light frequencies (eight trains daily to and seven trains from Bridgeport weekdays, five trains to/from Bridgeport weekends).

The current station is a small platform near the old one, a 1909 brick edifice known for its distinctive clock tower, the focal point of Waterbury's skyline. That station is now the offices of the Republican-American, Waterbury's daily newspaper. The modern station has one high-level side platform to the east of the tracks long enough for one and a half train cars to receive and discharge passengers. A Metro-North siding is located just south of the station. This siding was once track one, directly adjacent to the old station. A section of this track was removed, and the parking lot built in its place.

To the northeast of the station is downtown Waterbury. The junction of freeways Interstate 84 and Connecticut Route 8 is nearby to the southwest, with ample access to both roads.

Following its completion on March 28th, 2015, improved express bus service began between Waterbury station to Hartford via the CTfastrak right-of-way, servicing the communities of Southington and Cheshire using this partially grade-separated route.

Station layout[edit]

1  Waterbury Branch for Bridgeport


External links[edit]