Greenwich (Metro-North station)

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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
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
Opened 5 March 1970 (1970-03-05)
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 729,040[1]Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
New Haven Line
Danbury Branch
toward Danbury

The Greenwich Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Greenwich, Connecticut via the New Haven Line and is the first station on that line in the state of Connecticut. Usually served by Stamford-based local trains, the station also is the first/last stop for many Connecticut Department of Transportation-funded expresses originating at New Haven, Bridgeport, or South Norwalk.

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).

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).[2]

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.[3][4]

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. ^ Using 260 weekdays in a year multiplied by number of weekday passengers (2,804)
  2. ^ New York Times 2006 Metro-North commuuter rail info
  3. ^ "New station for Greenwich" (PDF). Penn Central Post. May 1970. 
  4. ^ "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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