Westport (Metro-North station)

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Westport
WestportCTTrainStation09302007.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1 Railroad Place,
Westport, CT 06880
Coordinates 41°07′12″N 73°22′17″W / 41.119986°N 73.37142°W / 41.119986; -73.37142Coordinates: 41°07′12″N 73°22′17″W / 41.119986°N 73.37142°W / 41.119986; -73.37142
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit Norwalk Transit District: S1, S2, S3, S4, Imperial Avenue Shuttle, Nyla Farms Shuttle
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 1,454 spaces
Other information
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone 18
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 658,320[1] Steady 0%
Services
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New Haven Line

The Westport Metro-North Railroad station (also informally known as Saugatuck Station) is one of two New Haven Line stations serving the residents of Westport, Connecticut. It is located in the center of the Saugatuck section of town, a few miles south of downtown Westport; the station was named Westport & Saugatuck in timetables of the New Haven Railroad and the early years of its corporate successor, Penn Central.

Westport is 44.2 miles (71.1 km) from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is one hour, seven minutes, though this varies depending on run and time of day.

The station has 1,454 parking spaces, 1,126 of them owned by the state.[2] The ticket office at this station was closed 7 July 2010 and tickets must be purchased from vending machines adjacent to the platforms.[3]

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

This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Using 260 weekdays in a year multiplied by number of weekday passengers (2532)
  2. ^ [1]"Task 2: Technical Memorandum parking Inventory and Utilization: Final Report" submitted by Urbitran Associates Inc. to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, "Table 1: New haven Line Parking Capacity and Utilization", page 6, July 2003
  3. ^ "mta.info - Metro-North Railroad: Selected Ticket Offices Close On July 7th". Metro North Railroad. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 

External links[edit]

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