Elmwood (CDOT station)

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Elmwood
Elmwood CTfastrak station under construction, December 2014.JPG
Elmwood station under construction in December 2014
Coordinates 41°43′51″N 72°43′30″W / 41.7307°N 72.7249°W / 41.7307; -72.7249
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
History
Opened March 28, 2015[1]
Services
  Starting March 2015  
Preceding station   ConnDOT   Following station
CTfastrak

Elmwood is a bus rapid transit station on the CTfastrak line, located near the intersection of New Britain Avenue (CT-529) and New Park Avenue in West Hartford, Connecticut. It opened with the line on March 28, 2015.[1] The station consists of two side platforms serving the busway, with two center passing lanes to allow express buses to pass buses stopped at the station.[2]

1916 valuation image of Elmwood railroad station

The New York and New England Railroad (and predecessor Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad) served a station approximately at the modern location.[3] It opened around 1850 as West Hartford and was renamed to Elmwood in 1874.[4] It may have been served until the end of passenger service between Hartford and New Britain in 1959.[3] Trains using the parallel Springfield Line, originally built by the Hartford and New Haven Railroad, did not stop at Elmwood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CTfastrak to Begin Service March 28, 2015: Public Invited to Open Houses to Learn More about the Service" (Press release). Connecticut Department of Transportation. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Station Site Plans". Connecticut Department of Transportation. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Karr, Ronald Dale (1995). The Rail Lines of Southern New England. Branch Line Press. p. 83. ISBN 0942147022. 
  4. ^ "Track 12: CT Passenger Stations, E". Tyler City Station. Retrieved 17 January 2015.