An infill station (sometimes in-fill station) is a train station built on an existing passenger rail, rapid transit, or light rail line to address demand in a location between existing stations. Such stations take advantage of existing train service and encourage new riders by providing a more convenient location. Many older transit systems have widely spaced stations and can benefit from infill stations. In some cases, new infill station are built at sites where a station had once existed many years ago, for example the Cermak–McCormick Place station on the Chicago Green Line.
Recent infill stations
- Greater Boston
- Washington metropolitan area
- San Francisco Bay Area
- San Diego
- Greater Salt Lake City
- St. Louis
- East Riverfront station, 1994
- Freemark, Yonah (2008-09-08). "With Infill Stations, Older Transit Agencies Extend Their Reach". Destination:Freedom. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
The advantages of infill stations result from the fact that people are simply more likely to use transit when they’re closer to it — and from the fact that the older transit systems in many cities have widely spaced stations that are under-serving potentially significant markets.
- Rocheleau, Matt (12 November 2012). "MBTA opens new commuter rail station at Talbot Avenue in Dorchester on Fairmount Line". Boston Globe. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
- Rocheleau, Matt (25 June 2013). "Commuter rail gives Fairmount a boost". Boston Globe. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- VRE infill station launches a new idea: transit-oriented sprawl, Dan Malouff, Greater Greater Washington, August 5, 2014