Derby–Shelton (Metro-North station)
A train at Derby-Shelton station in July 1968
|Location||1 Main Street
|Platforms||1 low side platform|
|Connections|| Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority: 15, 23
CTTransit New Haven: F
The Derby–Shelton Metro-North Railroad station serves residents of Derby and Shelton, Connecticut via the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven Line. Located in Derby, Derby-Shelton is the last regular stop on the Waterbury Branch before it joins the Northeast Corridor. Through service to Bridgeport takes an average of 22 minutes though a peak hour run in each direction also stops at Stratford. The distance between Derby-Shelton and either of the next stops is the longest between any two stations on the Metro-North system (10.5 miles to Stratford, 15.1 miles to Bridgeport).
The station is 69.5 miles to Grand Central Terminal, with travel time there being an average of one hour, 54 minutes depending on transfer time at Bridgeport. Travel time to New Haven is an average of one hour, two minutes depending on transfer time.
The station has 75 parking spaces, all owned by the state. The station house and the parking lot are located on the northeast corner of Exit 15 on Connecticut Route 8, and is accessible to a frontage road along the west side of Route 8 leading to an intersection with Connecticut Route 34 and two ramps leading on and off of southbound Route 8.
Platform and track configuration
|1||■ Waterbury Branch||for Bridgeport|
|■ Waterbury Branch||for Waterbury|
This station has one three-car-long low-level side platform to the west of the track. The Waterbury Branch has one track at this location.
- Connecticut Rail Commuter Council is the official state advocate for commuters and brings station problems to the attention of officials.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Derby–Shelton (Metro-North station).|
- Metro-North Railroad - Derby-Shelton
- Connecticut Department of Transportation "Condition Inspection for the Derby/Shelton Station" July 2002
- Station House from Google Maps Street View