Kent Road station

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Kent Road
Kent Road Station site 2012.jpg
The station site of Kent Road, seen behind a pile of concrete and cement blocks in May 2012.
Line(s)Danbury Branch
Platforms1 low side platform
Tracks1
History
OpenedJanuary 12, 1976
ClosedJanuary 16, 1994
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad Following station
Merritt 7 Danbury Branch Wilton
towards Danbury

The Kent Road station was a stop on the Danbury Branch of the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line. It was located on the Wilton-Norwalk line, 46.2 miles (74.4 km) from Grand Central Terminal, south of a grade crossing with Kent Road.

History[edit]

Penn Central opened the station on January 12, 1976 to serve Perkin-Elmer's headquarters in Wilton.[1][2]

The New Haven Railroad previously had a station immediately north of the crossing. The station consisted of a low-level platform and a small shelter. Metro-North discontinued service here on January 16, 1994.[3] It is notable for being the last station on the New Haven Line to be abandoned, and the only one closed during the Metro-North era. No station structures remain at the site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kent Road". Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "P-E Commuters to Get Train Service in Wilton". The Bridgeport Post. January 4, 1976. p. 93. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  3. ^ "Trains Will End Stops at Kent Road Sunday". The Wilton Bulletin. Wilton, Connecticut. January 12, 1994. Retrieved February 15, 2012.

Coordinates: 41°09′46″N 73°25′11″W / 41.162861°N 73.419833°W / 41.162861; -73.419833