Merritt 7 (Metro-North station)

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Merritt 7
NorwalkCTMerrittRRstaShelterTrackside09162007.jpg
Trackside view of station shelter
Location 1 Glover Avenue
Norwalk, CT, 06850-1309
Coordinates 41°08′48″N 73°25′40″W / 41.1466°N 73.4278°W / 41.1466; -73.4278Coordinates: 41°08′48″N 73°25′40″W / 41.1466°N 73.4278°W / 41.1466; -73.4278
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Local Transit Norwalk Transit District: Route 7 Link
Construction
Parking 88
Other information
Fare zone 41
History
Opened 1985[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Danbury Branch
toward Danbury
Danbury Branch
(closed 1994)
toward Danbury

The Merritt 7 Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Norwalk, Connecticut via the Danbury Branch of the New Haven Line. Merritt 7 is named for a nearby business park based at the intersection of the Merritt Parkway and United States Route 7. The station is the only regular stop in the Metro-North system outside of the Waterbury Branch, the Pascack Valley Line, and the Port Jervis Line to have a low-level platform.

The Merritt-7 Office Complex built the station while separating the station from building entrances by a fence to make the complex transit adjacent but not transit-oriented.[2]

Merritt 7 is 45 miles (72 km) from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is 74 minutes. The station opened on July 29, 1985 by Metro-North.[1]

The station has 88 parking spaces, all owned by the state.[3]

Platform and track configuration[edit]

1  Danbury Branch for South Norwalk or Grand Central
 Danbury Branch for Danbury

This station has one seven-car-long low-level side platform to the west of the track. The Danbury Branch has one track at this location.

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