Windsor Locks (Amtrak station)

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Windsor Locks
Amtrak inter-city rail and regional rail station
Windsor Locks Amtrak Station.jpg
The Windsor Locks station in May 2012 with the Dexter Coffin Bridge of I-91 in the background.
Location South Main Street at Stanton Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Coordinates 41°54′50.1″N 72°37′33.6″W / 41.913917°N 72.626000°W / 41.913917; -72.626000Coordinates: 41°54′50.1″N 72°37′33.6″W / 41.913917°N 72.626000°W / 41.913917; -72.626000
Line(s)
  Hartford Line (Late 2016)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Parking Yes, free
Bicycle facilities No
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code WNL
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 18,711[1]Increase 1.2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Northeast Regional
Terminus
toward New Haven
New Haven – Springfield Shuttle
Vermonter
toward St. Albans
  Starting in late 2016  
ConnDOT
Hartford Line
toward Springfield

Windsor Locks is a train station in Windsor Locks, Connecticut located on the New Haven-Springfield Line. It is the northernmost Amtrak station in the State of Connecticut. It is merely a sheltered plexiglas platform. The Connecticut Department of Transportation has proposed that the planned new commuter service called the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Commuter Rail Line stop there.

The former Windsor Locks Passenger Station is a mile north of the current modern station. Built in 1875, that station is a former New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad depot and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since September 2, 1975.[2][3] There are continued efforts to move the current Amtrak stop closer to the historic station and downtown area. [3]

The former train station 
Current platform 

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Connecticut" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Windsor Locks Passenger Depot (Dymanic Depot Maps)
  3. ^ a b "WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (WNL)". Great American Stations. Amtrak. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 

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