Greenwich station (Metro-North)

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Greenwich
GreenwichMetroNorthRRStation083108.JPG
Front entrance
Location 20 Railroad Avenue,
Greenwich, CT 06830
Coordinates 41°01′20″N 73°37′29″W / 41.022326°N 73.62462°W / 41.022326; -73.62462Coordinates: 41°01′20″N 73°37′29″W / 41.022326°N 73.62462°W / 41.022326; -73.62462
Owned by State of Connecticut (platforms)
Private ownership (station building)[1]
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit CT Transit Stamford: 11, I-BUS Express
Local Transit Norwalk Transit District: Greenwich Commuter Connection - Central Loop, West Loop
Construction
Parking 1,274 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 15
History
Rebuilt March 5, 1970 (1970-03-05)
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 729,040[2]Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
New Haven Line
Danbury Branch
toward Danbury
  Proposed services  
Danbury Branch
toward New Milford

The Greenwich station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North New Haven Line in Greenwich, Connecticut. The station is served by local trains originating and terminating in Stamford or New Canaan. It is also the first/last stop for some express trains that originate/terminate at South Norwalk, Bridgeport, New Haven–Union Station or New Haven–State Street.[3]

Unlike most station on the line, Greenwich station is owned and maintained by multiple agencies and organizations. The State of Connecticut owns the station's platforms, Metro-North maintains the platforms, but the station building and parking facilities are privately owned.[1]

Greenwich is 28.1 miles from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is 57 minutes (though expresses run as fast as 38 minutes). Greenwich is the first station on the line in the state of Connecticut.

As of August 2006, weekday commuter ridership was 2,804, and there are 1,274 parking spots (none owned by the state, unlike most other railroad stations in Connecticut).[4]

History[edit]

The Penn Central Transportation Company opened the current station building on March 5, 1970, replacing an older structure which was demolished. As built the new building was a two-story structure with 8,550-square-foot (794 m2) of space. The station was the centerpiece of Greenwich Plaza, a new mixed-use retail development.[5][6]

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long.

M Mezzanine Crossover between platforms
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3 New Haven Line toward Grand Central (Port Chester)
Danbury Branch toward Grand Central (Harlem–125th Street)
Track 1 Northeast Corridor, New Haven Line express trains do not stop here
Track 2 Northeast Corridor, New Haven Line express trains do not stop here →
Track 4 Danbury Branch toward Danbury (Stamford)
New Haven Line toward Stamford, New Canaan, New Haven or New Haven–State Street (Cos Cob)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
G Street level Exit/entrance and parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Haven Line Train Station Visual Inspection Summary Report" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Transportation. January 2007. Retrieved May 25, 2018. 
  2. ^ Using 260 weekdays in a year multiplied by number of weekday passengers (2,804)
  3. ^ "New Haven Line" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. March 18, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018. 
  4. ^ New York Times 2006 Metro-North commuuter rail info
  5. ^ "New station for Greenwich" (PDF). Penn Central Post. May 1970. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-06. 
  6. ^ "Penn Central Opens Greenwich Station". The Bridgeport Post. March 6, 1970. p. 62. Retrieved October 1, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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