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New Haven State Street station

Coordinates: 41°18′21″N 72°55′18″W / 41.305763°N 72.921753°W / 41.305763; -72.921753
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New Haven – State St
New Haven State Street station in September 2018
General information
Location259 State Street
New Haven, Connecticut
United States
Coordinates41°18′21″N 72°55′18″W / 41.305763°N 72.921753°W / 41.305763; -72.921753
Owned byCTDOT
Line(s)Amtrak Northeast Corridor
New Haven–Springfield Line
Platforms1 island platform
1 side platform
ConnectionsLocal Transit CT Transit: 204, 206, 212, 223, 274, 278
Local Transit Yale Shuttle: Red Line
Bicycle facilitiesRacks, Bike New Haven bikeshare station
ArchitectMichael Baker International
Other information
Station codeAmtrak: STS
Fare zone21 (Metro-North)
OpenedJune 7, 2002[1]
FY 202320,897 annually[2] (Amtrak)
2018201 daily boardings[3] (Metro-North)
2019177 daily boardings[4] (Shore Line East)
Preceding station Amtrak Following station
New Haven Northeast Regional Wallingford
New Haven
Hartford Line
Valley Flyer Wallingford
toward Greenfield
     Vermonter does not stop here
Preceding station CT Rail Following station
New Haven Union Station
Hartford Line Wallingford
Shore Line East Branford
toward New London
Preceding station Metro-North Railroad Following station
New Haven New Haven Line
peak service

New Haven State Street station is a commuter rail station located on State Street in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. The secondary railroad station in the city, it is located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) northeast of the much larger New Haven Union Station and is intended to offer easier access to New Haven's downtown business district. It is served by Shore Line East and Hartford Line commuter trains, Amtrak Hartford Line trains, Springfield-terminating Northeast Regional trains, and Valley Flyer trains, and a limited number of Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line trains. Originally proposed in 1996, State Street opened on June 7, 2002. A second platform opened on June 8, 2018, in time for the beginning of Hartford Line service.


A station closer to New Haven's business district than Union Station was first proposed in 1996.[5] The station opened on June 7, 2002, for Shore Line East service, with Metro-North service added on June 24, 2002.[1][5] Hartford Line and New Haven–Springfield Shuttle service began on June 16, 2018.[6] Most Shore Line East and all Hartford Line trains (both Amtrak and CT Rail) stop at the station.[7] Travel time to Union Station is approximately two minutes and is fare-free, except on Metro-North.[citation needed] Metro-North trains only serve the station on weekday reverse peak runs (plus one midday trip). There are five trains from Grand Central Terminal and six trains to Grand Central per weekday.[citation needed]

Station design[edit]

Second platform under construction in December 2017

The Northeast Corridor has four tracks at this location, in a shallow cut. From southeast to northwest, the tracks are numbered 1, 2, 4 and 6. State Street has a three-car-long high-level island platform between tracks 4 and 6, and a 344 feet (105 m) four car-long side platform serving track 1. Track 2 is used only by trains bypassing the station.[8] The station originally only had the island platform when it opened; the side platform was built for the 2018 opening of the Hartford Line.[9][10] Because the side platform was not part of the original station, the two platforms are not directly connected and are accessed separately, with two pedestrian bridges, staircases and elevators connecting the platforms to the street-level entrance and busway.

Construction on the second platform began in July 2016, using $10 million in federal funding from a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant.[11][12] The second platform was originally expected to be complete by the end of 2017.[13] The construction of the second platform was paired with security improvements, LED walkway and platform lighting, a sheltered bicycle parking area, platform snow melters, and real-time train information displays.[14] The platform opened on June 8, 2018.[15]


  1. ^ a b "New State Street Railroad Station Opens In Downtown New Haven". Rideworks Review. Summer 2002. Archived from the original on March 26, 2004.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2023: State of Connecticut" (PDF). Amtrak. March 2024. Retrieved June 26, 2024.
  3. ^ Metro-North 2018 Weekday Station Boardings. Metro-North Railroad Market Analysis/Fare Policy Group. April 2019. p. 6.
  4. ^ "Attachment 8: Shore Line East station ridership" (PDF). Facility Management Services for Various Railroad Station Facilities for Region C. Connecticut Department of Transportation. 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Final Report of the Task Force on Rail Service". Connecticut General Assembly Office of Legislative Research. February 1996. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "CTrail Hartford Line Rail Service Scheduled to Launch June 16; Commemorative Inaugural Event to be Held Friday, June 15" (Press release). Connecticut Department of Transportation. April 17, 2018. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  7. ^ "CTrail Hartford Line Schedule" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Transportation. November 12, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "Context Sensitive Design in Connecticut: State Street Railroad Station in New Haven, Connecticut". Northeast Regional Workshop. Context Sensitive Solutions. November 27, 2001. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  9. ^ Emily (October 18, 2011). "Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line: State Street". I Ride the Harlem Line. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  10. ^ CDM Smith (February 24, 2012). "Station and Layover Site Concept Plans" (PDF). New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Environmental Assessment. Connecticut Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  11. ^ "New Haven State Street Station to get 2nd platform through federal grant". New Haven Register. September 3, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  12. ^ "Construction Progresses at Hartford Line Stations" (PDF). New Haven - Hartford - Springfield Rail Program Newsletter. Connecticut Department of Transportation: 2. Fall 2016.
  13. ^ "From the Commissioner" (PDF). New Haven-Hartford Springfield Rail Program Newsletter. Connecticut Department of Transportation. Summer 2017. p. 1.
  14. ^ "State Street Station – Public Information Meeting" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Transportation. July 22, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  15. ^ "New Haven - Hartford - Springfield Rail Program: Stay Informed". www.nhhsrail.com. Connecticut Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 29, 2018.

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