New Haven State Street station

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New Haven–State Street
New entrance canopy at State Street station, December 2017.JPG
Station entrance from State Street
Location 259 State Street
New Haven, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°18′21″N 72°55′18″W / 41.305763°N 72.921753°W / 41.305763; -72.921753Coordinates: 41°18′21″N 72°55′18″W / 41.305763°N 72.921753°W / 41.305763; -72.921753
Owned by ConnDOT
Line(s) Northeast Corridor
Platforms 1 island platform
1 side platform
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit CTTransit New Haven: 204, 206, 212, 223, 274, 278 (AM only)
Local Transit Yale Shuttle: Red Line
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code STS (Amtrak)
Fare zone 21 (Metro-North)
Opened June 7, 2002[1]
Rebuilt 2018
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Preceding station   ConnDOT   Following station
toward Stamford
Shore Line East
toward New London
Hartford Line
toward Springfield
toward Springfield
MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad
New Haven Line
limited service
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
New Haven–Springfield Shuttle
limited service
toward Springfield

New Haven–State Street is a commuter rail station located off 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 the second-to-last westbound stop for the majority of Shore Line East and Hartford Line runs and is the eastbound terminal of Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line for a limited number of weekday trips. A limited number of Amtrak's New Haven–Springfield Shuttle trains also stop here. Originally proposed in 1996, State Street opened on June 7, 2002.[1][2]


When the station opened on June 7, 2002, only Shore Line East trains stopped here. Metro-North service here began several days later, on June 24, 2002.[1][2] Hartford Line and New Haven-Springfield Shuttle service began on June 16, 2018.[3][4] Most Shore Line East and Hartford Line trains stop at the station. Travel time to Union Station is approximately two minutes, and is fare-free. 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. The short trip between Union Station and State Street is not free on Metro-North trains. Two trips per direction of Amtrak's New Haven-Springfield Shuttle stop here on weekdays, with two southbound trips on weekends.[5] Prior to the 2018 opening of the Hartford Line, all shuttle trips bypassed this station.

In 2010, the developer of 360 State Street showed his interest in having more train service at State Street, which is directly across from the luxury apartment skyscraper. He predicted that Metro North would increase the number of trains servicing the station once demand became visibly high enough. In a 2010 interview with the New Haven Independent, he claimed “When we have 1,000 people living in this building, you’ll see more trains servicing the station.”[6]

Station design[edit]

Island platform at State Street viewed from a passing Amtrak train

The New Haven Line has four tracks at this location, located 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 180-foot (55 m)-long side platform serving track 1. Track 2 is used only by trains bypassing the station.[7] The station originally only had the island platform when it opened; the side platform was built for the 2018 opening of the Hartford Line.[8][9] 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.

Second platform under construction in December 2017

Construction on the second platform began in July 2016, using $10 million in federal funding from a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant.[10][11] The second platform was originally expected to be complete by the end of 2017.[12] 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.[13]

In 2010, the Connecticut Department of Transportation upgraded public address and visual messaging systems at State Street as a side part of a project to improve Union Station.[14]


  1. ^ a b c "New State Street Railroad Station Opens In Downtown New Haven". Rideworks Review. Summer 2002. Archived from the original on March 26, 2004. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Final Report of the Task Force on Rail Service". Connecticut General Assembly Office of Legislative Research. February 1996. Retrieved June 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "CTrail Hartford Line Official Inaugural Schedule" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Transportation. June 16, 2018. 
  6. ^ Appal, Allan (March 9, 2010). "360 State Hailed As National Model". New Haven Independent. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "Emily" (October 18, 2011). "Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line: State Street". I Ride the Harlem Line. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "New Haven State Street Station to get 2nd platform through federal grant". New Haven Register. September 3, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Construction Progresses at Hartford Line Stations" (PDF). NEW HAVEN - HARTFORD - SPRINGFIELD RAIL PROGRAM NEWSLETTER. Connecticut Department of Transportation: 2. Fall 2016. 
  12. ^ "From the Commissioner" (PDF). New Haven-Hartford Springfield Rail Program Newsletter. Connecticut Department of Transportation. Summer 2017. p. 1. 
  13. ^ "State Street Station – Public Information Meeting" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Transportation. July 22, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  14. ^ Stannard, Ed (May 6, 2010). "Work on New Haven train stations begins Monday". New Haven Register. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 

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