Old Saybrook (Amtrak station)

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Old Saybrook
Old saybrook station 2011.jpg
Old Saybrook Station in March 2011
Location 455 Boston Post Road US 1.svg
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Coordinates 41°18′01″N 72°22′37″W / 41.3004°N 72.3770°W / 41.3004; -72.3770Coordinates: 41°18′01″N 72°22′37″W / 41.3004°N 72.3770°W / 41.3004; -72.3770
Platforms 1 side platform and 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Local Transit Estuary Transit District
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code OSB
Opened 1873
Rebuilt 2002
Electrified 25,000V (AC) overhead catenary
Passengers (2013) 60,310[1]Decrease 7.7% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Northeast Regional
toward Stamford
Shore Line East

Old Saybrook is a regional rail station located in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. It is served by both Amtrak Northeast Regional intercity trains and Shore Line East commuter service.


The island platform for tracks 1 and 3 and one of the towers supporting the bridge.

Located on the Northeast Corridor, the busiest passenger railway in the United States, Old Saybrook station serves some of the rail services that pass through the station. Only a select few trains on Amtrak's Northeast Regional train line stop at Old Saybrook. No high-speed Acela Express trains serve the station but some stop at the following southbound and northbound stations, New Haven and New London, respectively. However, all Shore Line East commuter rail trains stop at Old Saybrook; it serves as the eastern terminus for some trains.[2] (New London is the eastern terminus of the line, with approximately half terminating there.)

Old Saybrook features a common track setup, with one island platform and one side platform. Unlike the two-track commuter-rail-only stations on the 81.6 km (50.7 mile)[3] stretch of the Northeast Corridor between New Haven and New London, there are three tracks at Old Saybrook, in order to handle terminal trains on Shore Line East.[3]

The "V" shaped wood frame station at Saybrook Junction, constructed in 1873 by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, originally served that company as well as the Connecticut Valley Railroad. Passengers of both lines used separate platforms but shared the waiting room.[4]


Ridership increases have rendered the station's parking lot insufficient, causing commuters to park along roads in town. The town of Old Saybrook is pressuring the Connecticut Department of Transportation to add parking space.[5]

Transit connections[edit]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Connecticut" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Shore Line East/Westbound timetable Shore Line East Retrieved 2007-07-22
  3. ^ a b Amtrak - Old Saybrook, CT TrainWeb Retrieved 2007-07-22
  4. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "New England Dispatch". Railpace Newsmagazine. August 2008. 

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