Windsor station (Connecticut)

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Not to be confused with Windsor station (Vermont).
Windsor
HartfordNewHavenRRDepotWindsorCT.jpg
The 1870-built Hartford and New Haven Railroad depot at Windsor
Location 41 Central Street
Windsor, Connecticut
United States
Coordinates 41°51′07.5″N 72°38′32″W / 41.852083°N 72.64222°W / 41.852083; -72.64222Coordinates: 41°51′07.5″N 72°38′32″W / 41.852083°N 72.64222°W / 41.852083; -72.64222
Owned by Amtrak
Line(s) New Haven–Springfield Line
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Local Transit Connecticut Transit
Construction
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code WND
History
Opened 1870
Rebuilt 1988
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 13,235[1]Increase 13%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Northeast Regional
toward New Haven
New Haven – Springfield Shuttle
  Starting in early 2018  
ConnDOT
Hartford Line
toward Springfield
Hartford & New Haven Railroad Depot
Location Windsor, Connecticut
Architectural style Second Empire
MPS 18th and 19th Century Brick Architecture of Windsor TR
NRHP Reference # 88001479[2]
Added to NRHP September 15, 1988
Location
Windsor is located in Connecticut
Windsor
Windsor
Location within Connecticut

Windsor is a historic railroad station in downtown Windsor, Connecticut. It is served by Amtrak's New Haven-Springfield Line which branches off from the Northeast Corridor in New Haven.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation plans to add a new commuter rail service called the Hartford Line in collaboration with Amtrak and the federal government that will run between New Haven and Springfield, Massachusetts. As of late 2015, funding had been secured and the service is scheduled to begin operation in early 2018.[3]

The nearby Hartford & New Haven Railroad-Freight Depot serves as the home of the Windsor Arts Center.

Services[edit]

The station is served by Connecticut Transit bus routes 32, 34, and 36, which provides service to downtown Hartford.

History[edit]

Windsor Station was originally built in 1870 as the Hartford & New Haven Railroad Depot and rebuilt to its original Victorian architecture by Town of Windsor, Amtrak and the Greater Hartford Transit District in 1988, the same year it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

In February 2017, the state announced an additional $50 million in funds, including money to complete design of the rebuilt Windsor station.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Connecticut" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Hartford County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places
  3. ^ Stacom, Dan (December 4, 2015). "Springfield-To-New Haven Commuter Rail Cost Increases, Service Begins In 2018". Hartford Courant. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "CTDOT ANNOUNCES $50 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR NHHS RAIL PROGRAM" (Press release). Connecticut Department of Transportation. February 20, 2017. 

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External links[edit]

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