Windsor station (Connecticut)

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Windsor
HartfordNewHavenRRDepotWindsorCT.jpg
The 1870-built railroad depot at Windsor, CT
Location 41 Central Street
Windsor, Connecticut
United States
Coordinates 41°51′07.5″N 72°38′32″W / 41.852083°N 72.64222°W / 41.852083; -72.64222Coordinates: 41°51′07.5″N 72°38′32″W / 41.852083°N 72.64222°W / 41.852083; -72.64222
Owned by Amtrak
Line(s) New Haven–Springfield Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Train operators Amtrak and CTrail
Connections Local Transit CT Transit: 32, 34, 36
Construction
Parking 22 spaces (free)
Bicycle facilities No
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code WND (Amtrak)
History
Opened 1870
Rebuilt 1988
Traffic
Passengers 8,638[1] (FY 2017) (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
New Haven–Springfield Shuttle
toward Springfield
Northeast Regional
ConnDOT
Hartford Line
toward Springfield
Hartford & New Haven Railroad Depot
Location Windsor, Connecticut
Architectural style Second Empire
Part of Broad Street Green Historic District (#99001613)
MPS 18th and 19th Century Brick Architecture of Windsor TR
NRHP reference # 88001479[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 15, 1988
Designated CP December 30, 1999

Windsor is a historic railroad station on Amtrak's New Haven–Springfield Line, located in downtown Windsor, Connecticut. It is served by Amtrak Northeast Regional and Shuttle intercity service and Hartford Line commuter rail service. The nearby Hartford & New Haven Railroad-Freight Depot serves as the home of the Windsor Arts Center.

History[edit]

An Amtrak train at Windsor in 1980

Windsor Station was originally built in 1870 as the Hartford & New Haven Railroad Depot and rebuilt to its original Victorian architecture by Town of Windsor, Amtrak and the Greater Hartford Transit District in 1988, the same year it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

In February 2017, the state announced an additional $50 million in funds, including money to complete design of the rebuilt Windsor station.[4] Design will be completed by 2020; the platforms will be moved slightly, and a parking deck built nearby.[5]

Hartford Line commuter service commenced on June 16, 2018.[6] A second low-level platform was opened on September 14, 2018, and the track one platform was temporarily closed until September 24 for track work.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Connecticut" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017.
  2. ^ "Hartford County Listings". National Register of Historic Places.
  3. ^ "Windsor, CT (WND)". Great American Stations. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
  4. ^ "CTDOT ANNOUNCES $50 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR NHHS RAIL PROGRAM" (Press release). Connecticut Department of Transportation. February 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Design Continues for New Hartford Line Stations" (PDF). New Haven-Hartford Springfield Rail Program Newsletter. Connecticut Department of Transportation. Summer 2017. p. 3.
  6. ^ "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 April 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "TRACK ONE PLATFORM AT WINDSOR STATION TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24TH TO ACCOMMODATE TRACK CONSTRUCTION" (Press release). Connecticut Department of Transportation. September 12, 2018.

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External links[edit]

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