Wallingford station (Connecticut)

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Wallingford
Wallingford Amtrak station, November 2013.jpg
Wallingford station in November 2013
Location 37 Hall Avenue
Wallingford, Connecticut
Line(s) New Haven–Springfield Line
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Local Transit Connecticut Transit
Other information
Station code WFD
History
Opened 1871
Rebuilt May 2017 (under construction)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 17,061[1]Decrease 6%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Northeast Regional
Terminus
New Haven – Springfield Shuttle
Vermonter
toward St. Albans
  Starting in early 2018  
ConnDOT
Hartford Line
toward Springfield
Wallingford Railroad Station
Wallingford station (Connecticut) is located in Connecticut
Wallingford station (Connecticut)
Wallingford station (Connecticut) is located in the US
Wallingford station (Connecticut)
Location Wallingford, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°27′25″N 72°49′29.5″W / 41.45694°N 72.824861°W / 41.45694; -72.824861Coordinates: 41°27′25″N 72°49′29.5″W / 41.45694°N 72.824861°W / 41.45694; -72.824861
Architect W.P. Dickerman
Architectural style Second Empire
NRHP Reference # 93001245[2]
Added to NRHP November 19, 1993

Wallingford station is an Amtrak train station in Wallingford, Connecticut. It serves the Northeast Regional, New Haven – Springfield Shuttle, and the Vermonter lines. The station is located adjacent to the town green, between Hall Avenue and Quinnipiac Avenue, near where both intersect with Colony Street (U.S. Route 5).

Additionally, the Connecticut Department of Transportation plans to add a new commuter service called the Hartford Line in collaboration with Amtrak and the federal government that will run between New Haven and Springfield, Massachusetts. As of late 2015, funding had been secured and the service is scheduled to begin operation in early 2018.[3] A new station with high-level platforms is under construction to the north of the existing station; it will open in May 2017.

History[edit]

An Amtrak train at Wallingford in 1980

The depot at Wallingford was built in 1871 by the Hartford & New Haven Railroad on the Springfield Line, and was built in a French Second Empire style similar to that of Windsor Station.[4]

The interior of the building closed as a station in 1994 and is now used for adult education and the New Haven Model Railroad Club but trains still stop there today. The line through Wallingford was double tracked until 1990 when the second track was removed. Today there are 15 passenger trains a day in addition to daily round-trip freight on the Springfield Line during the daytime. Wallingford Station has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1993. There are currently plans by Amtrak and the Connecticut Department of Transportation to add a new service called the Hartford Line. ConnDOT has stated that a new station will be built half a mile north on Parker Street to accommodate the increased number of passengers.

A temporary platform replaced the former platform on May 1, 2016. The temporary platform will be used until the new station is completed.[5] The rebuilt Meriden, Berlin, and Wallingford stations are expected to be completed by November 2016, although the stations will serve only existing Amtrak service until 2018 when Hartford Line service begins.[6]

Connections[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Connecticut" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "State Listings - Connecticut - New Haven County". National Register of Historic Places. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Stacom, Dan (4 December 2015). "Springfield-To-New Haven Commuter Rail Cost Increases, Service Begins In 2018". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wallingford, CT (WFD)". Great American Stations. Amtrak. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Construction Update: Town of Wallingford - April 29- May 1, 2016". Connecticut Department of Transportation. 27 April 2016. Archived from the original on 27 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Lipiner, Bryan (August 23, 2016). "New train stations in Wallingford and Meriden may open in spring". Meriden Record-Journal. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 

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