Westport station (Metro-North)

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Westport
WestportCTTrainStation09302007.jpg
Location1 Railroad Place, Westport, Connecticut
Coordinates41°07′12″N 73°22′17″W / 41.119986°N 73.37142°W / 41.119986; -73.37142Coordinates: 41°07′12″N 73°22′17″W / 41.119986°N 73.37142°W / 41.119986; -73.37142
Owned byConnDOT
Line(s)Northeast Corridor
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsLocal Transit Norwalk Transit District: S1, S2, S3, S4, Imperial Avenue Shuttle, Nyla Farms Shuttle
Construction
Parking1,454 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone18
History
OpenedDecember 25, 1848[1][2]
Electrified12.5 kV AC overhead catenary
Passengers
20182,625
Rank25 of 124[3]
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Following station
East Norwalk New Haven Line Green's Farms
Former services
Preceding station New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Following station
East Norwalk
toward New York
Main Line Green's Farms
toward New Haven

Westport station (also informally known as Saugatuck station) is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, located in Westport, Connecticut. It is located in the center of the Saugatuck section of town, a few miles south of downtown Westport, and is one of two stations serving Westport. The station was named Westport & Saugatuck in timetables of the New Haven Railroad and the early years of its corporate successor, Penn Central.

Station layout[edit]

The station has two high-level side platforms, the northern platform nine cars long, and the southern one tens 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.[4]:21

The station has 1,454 parking spaces, 1,126 of them owned by the state.[5] The ticket office at the station was closed on July 7, 2010 and tickets must be purchased from vending machines adjacent to the platforms.[6]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Disabled access
Track 3      New Haven Line toward Grand Central (East Norwalk)
Track 1      New Haven Line express trains do not stop here
     Amtrak services do not stop here
Track 2      Amtrak services do not stop here →
     New Haven Line express trains do not stop here →
Track 4      New Haven Line toward New Haven or New Haven State Street (Green's Farms)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Disabled access
G Street level Exit/entrance and parking

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jenkins, Stephen (1912). The Story of the Bronx from the Purchase Made by the Dutch from the Indians in 1639 to the Present Day. New York, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. Retrieved December 12, 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins 1912, p. 235.
  2. ^ "Special Express Notice". The Evening Post. New York, New York. February 12, 1849. p. 3. Retrieved December 9, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ METRO-NORTH 2018 WEEKDAY STATION BOARDINGS. Market Analysis/Fare Policy Group:OPERATIONS PLANNING AND ANALYSIS DEPARTMENT:Metro-North Railroad. April 2019. p. 6.
  4. ^ "Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  5. ^ [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
  6. ^ "mta.info - Metro-North Railroad: Selected Ticket Offices Close On July 7th". Metro-North Railroad. Retrieved July 10, 2010.

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