East Norwalk (Metro-North station)
Westbound (to New York) platform
|Location||213 East Avenue and
2-98 Railroad Pl,
Norwalk, CT 06855
|Platforms||2 side platforms each 4 cars long|
|Connections||Norwalk Transit District: 8, 11|
|Electrified||12,500V (AC) overhead catenary|
|Passengers (2006)||144,040 0%|
The East Norwalk Metro-North Railroad station is one of three New Haven Line stations serving the residents of Norwalk, Connecticut. It is located in the neighborhood of East Norwalk, from which it derives its name. East Norwalk is 42 miles (68 km) from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is 63 minutes though this varies depending on run and time of day. "Several parking lots serve this station. However, it does not appear that the City has set aside any daily parking spaces."
The small station lies between the much larger Westport and South Norwalk stations. Like many train stations, access from one side of the tracks to the other is under a bridge that crosses a nearby street. Unlike other stations, the sides of the station are also across that street (busy East Avenue), making the walk a bit more difficult, slow and dangerous. The walkway under the East Avenue railroad bridge is narrow, making it difficult for people walking in opposite directions to pass each other.
The Founder's Stone Monument [a.k.a. Founding Monument], which was formerly at East Avenue and Fitch Street, is now in front of the [East Norwalk] railroad station. At its former location it marks the earliest Norwalk settlement and adjacent first Meeting House (seat of government). Inscribed on the monument: "Norwalk Founded A.D. 1649. Its earliest homes were planted in the near vicinity of this stone. First Meeting House erected opposite, West.""
Platform and track configuration
|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 offset 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.
- Connecticut Rail Commuter Council is the official state advocate for commuters and brings station problems to the attention of officials.
- Using 260 weekdays in a year multiplied by number of weekday passengers (554)
- The fourth Metro-North Station in Norwalk is the Merritt 7 station that is along the Danbury Branch of the New Haven Line.
- "EAST NORWALK TRAIN STATION VISUAL INSPECTION REPORT" (PDF). Bureau of Public Transportation Connecticut Department of Transportation. January 2007. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
- Angeline Scott (1902). "Norwalk, Connecticut". The New England Magazine 32: 588–589.
- Pelland, Dave (16 December 2009). "Founding Monument, Norwalk". CT Monuments.net. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- "Founders Stone Monument". Google Maps. August 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
- Booth, Richard A. (2005). "NORWALK CITY HALL AREA". City of Norwalk, Connecticut. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
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