Old Greenwich station

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Old Greenwich
GreenwichCTOldGreenwichRRstaEaSide09092007.jpg
East side of the station house
Location 1 Sound Beach Avenue,
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Owned by ConnDOT
Line(s) Northeast Corridor
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit CT Transit Stamford
Construction
Parking 578 spaces
Other information
Fare zone 15
History
Opened 1892
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Previous names Sound Beach Railroad Station (1892-1931)
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 222,040[1]Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
New Haven Line
Former services
Preceding station   New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad   Following station
toward New York
Main Line
toward New Haven
Sound Beach Railroad Station
Old Greenwich station is located in Connecticut
Old Greenwich station
Location Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Coordinates 41°02′00″N 73°34′04″W / 41.03333°N 73.56778°W / 41.03333; -73.56778Coordinates: 41°02′00″N 73°34′04″W / 41.03333°N 73.56778°W / 41.03333; -73.56778
Architectural style Stick/Eastlake
NRHP reference # 89000929
Added to NRHP 1989

Old Greenwich is a Metro-North Railroad station in the Old Greenwich section of Greenwich, Connecticut, served by the New Haven Line.

The station is 31.2 miles (50.2 km) from Grand Central Terminal. The station has 578 parking spaces, 397 owned by the state.[2] Lot 3, with 181 spaces and across the street from the station, is owned by the town of Greenwich, which also owns the street parking north of Lot 1.[3]

The station house, built in 1872, was moved to its present location three years later. The station was originally called the "Sound Beach Railroad Station", in order to entice tourists and summer visitors to disembark and travel by trolley down to numerous shorefront inns. Its name was changed in 1931 to "Old Greenwich". The building was later placed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


The Railway Cafe is located inside the station house and serves freshly ground premium coffees, teas, fresh baked goods and juices. Commuters are greeted every morning by Station Manager Adam Fairbanks starting at 5:00am. Consistently ranked highest among commuter stations on Metro North line based on ambience and cleanliness.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two slightly offset high-level side platforms, each six cars long.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3 New Haven Line toward Grand Central (Riverside)
Track 1 Northeast Corridor, New Haven Line express trains do not stop here
Track 2 Northeast Corridor, New Haven Line express trains do not stop here →
Track 4 New Haven Line toward Stamford, New Canaan, New Haven or New Haven–State Street (Stamford)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
G Street level Exit/entrance and parking

Connections[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Using 260 weekdays in a year multiplied by number of weekday passengers (854)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2010-10-24."Task 2: Technical Memorandum parking Inventory and Utilization: Final Report" submitted by Urbitran Associates Inc. to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, "Table 1: New haven Line Parking Capacity and Utilization", page 6, July 2003
  3. ^ [1]"Individual Station Report: Old Greenwich" submitted to the Connecticut Department of Transportation by Urbitran Associates, dated July 2003, accessed March 18, 2007
  4. ^ Plaque in front of station building.

External links[edit]

Media related to Old Greenwich (Metro-North station) at Wikimedia Commons