Stratford station (Connecticut)

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Stratford
Stratford station from Amtrak train, January 2016.JPG
Stratford station in January 2015
Location2480 Main Street
Stratford, Connecticut
United States
Coordinates41°11′43″N 73°07′53″W / 41.195303°N 73.131523°W / 41.195303; -73.131523Coordinates: 41°11′43″N 73°07′53″W / 41.195303°N 73.131523°W / 41.195303; -73.131523
Owned byConnDOT
Line(s)Northeast Corridor
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsLocal Transit Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority: 1, 10, 16, 23, Coastal Link
Construction
Parking294 spaces
Other information
Fare zone20 (Metro-North)
Electrified12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Traffic
Passengers (2007)392,288 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station ConnDOT Following station
Bridgeport
toward Stamford
Shore Line East
limited service
Milford
toward New London
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad Following station
Bridgeport New Haven Line Milford
Bridgeport
Terminus
Waterbury Branch
(Limited service)
Derby–Shelton
towards Waterbury
Former services
Preceding station New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Following station
Bridgeport
toward New York
Main Line Devon
toward New Haven

The Stratford station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, located in Stratford, Connecticut. Although the station is usually served by express trains originating or terminating in New Haven, one peak-hour run of the Waterbury Branch stops each morning and evening. In addition, one peak-hour afternoon Shore Line East train, as well as the last Waterbury-bound train of the day, originates here.

The National Helicopter Museum is located in the eastbound (south side) station building, which no longer serves passengers.

The station has 294 parking spaces, all owned by the state.[1]

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms, each four cars long. The northern platform, adjacent to Track 3, is generally used by westbound trains. The southern platform, adjacent to Track 4, is generally used by eastbound trains. The New Haven Line has four tracks at this location. The two inner tracks, not adjacent to either platform, are used only by express trains. Amtrak's Northeast Corridor services pass through the station on all four tracks.[2]:22

A ticket purchasing kiosk is located at the exterior of the building on the northern platform station house.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3      Waterbury Branch toward Grand Central (Bridgeport)
     New Haven Line toward Grand Central (Bridgeport)
     Amtrak services do not stop here
Track 1      Amtrak services do not stop here
Track 2      Amtrak services do not stop here →
Track 4      Amtrak services do not stop here →
     New Haven Line toward New Haven or New Haven–State Street (Milford)
     Waterbury Branch toward Waterbury (Derby–Shelton)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
G Street level Exit/entrance and parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 Archived 2007-07-12 at the Wayback Machine"
  2. ^ "Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2019.

External links[edit]

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