Glenbrook (Metro-North station)

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Glenbrook
GlenbrookRRstaPlatformStamfordCT07152007.jpg
Glenbrook Station's platform, looking north
Location 2 Crescent Street & 502 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT,
Coordinates 41°04′14″N 73°31′12″W / 41.0705°N 73.5199°W / 41.0705; -73.5199Coordinates: 41°04′14″N 73°31′12″W / 41.0705°N 73.5199°W / 41.0705; -73.5199
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections CTTransit Stamford: 42
Construction
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 31
History
Opened 1868
Rebuilt 1950s, 1972
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
New Canaan Branch
toward New Canaan

The Glenbrook Metro-North Railroad station is located in Glenbrook section of Stamford, Connecticut, USA, along the New Canaan Branch of the New Haven Line.

Description[edit]

The station, a stop between the Stamford and Springdale stations, is located at 2 Crescent Street and 502 Glenbrook Road, and is 35.2 miles from Grand Central Terminal.[1]

The station has no staffed ticket office,[1] and there are no ticket machines. Although there are two waiting shelters on the 320-foot platform, there is no canopy. In December 2010, Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that the state Bonding Commission was expected to approve $950,000 in financing for a canopy.[2]

History[edit]

Railroad station on the New Haven main line, from a 1912 postcard. Glenbrook station no longer serves the main line.

In the nineteenth century, establishment of the station was a key factor in the formation of the Glenbrook community, which grew up around it.

Glenbrook was served by two stations until the early 1970s, when the main line station was closed (Near the Courtland Avenue Overpass). As of 2007, city officials were considering the idea of building a second train station in the area, possibly at the original Glenbrook Main Line station site.[3]

The station is now in an urban area with little parking and faced by the backs of buildings,[4] along with the graffiti on them, the trash up against them and some advertising.[5] The platform at the station is located between two grade crossings (Glenbrook Road to the south and Crescent Street to the north), allowing for no expansion.[4]

Platform and track configuration[edit]

1  New Canaan Branch for Grand Central
 New Canaan Branch for New Canaan

This station has one four-car-long high-level side platform to the east of the track. The New Canaan Branch has one track at this location.

Access[edit]

Parking at the station is controlled by the City of Stamford, which owns most of the parking spaces. The state owns a small section of the parking lot at the southwest corner. CT Transit Stamford provides bus service from the station.[1]

There is a ramp to the platform, but the station was built before the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ramp may not meet ADA requirements, according to Metro-North. The nearest ADA-compliant station is the main Stamford station.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d [1] Glenbrook Metro-North station Web page at the Metro-North Railroad Web site, accessed July 4, 2007
  2. ^ Greene, Chandra Johnson, "Rell: State to Invest $950,000 in Canopy for Glenbrook Station", article, December 2, 2010, "Stamford Patch" website of AOL Patch.com, retrieved same day
  3. ^ Hughes, C. J. (July 8, 2007). "The Little Town in the City". The New York Times. p. RE9. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  4. ^ a b [2]"Glenbrook Train Station Visual Inspection Report / January 2007" at the Connecticut Department of Transportation Web site
  5. ^ As of July 15, 2007. See pictures accompanying this article.

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