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East Norwalk (Metro-North station)

East Norwalk
Trackside entrance to station house
Location 281 East Avenue and
1 Winfield Street,
Norwalk, CT 06855
Coordinates
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms each 4 cars long
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit Norwalk Transit District: 8, 11
Construction
Parking 231 spaces
Other information
Fare zone 17
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 144,040[1] 0%
Services
Preceding station   Metro-North Railroad   Following station
toward Grand Central
New Haven Line

The East Norwalk Metro-North Railroad station is one of three New Haven Line stations serving the residents of Norwalk, Connecticut.[2] It is located in the neighborhood of East Norwalk, from which it derives its name. East Norwalk is 42 miles (68 km) from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is 63 minutes though this varies depending on run and time of day. The station has 231 parking spaces, 147 owned by the state.[3]

The small station lies between the much larger Westport and South Norwalk stations. Like many train stations, access from one side of the tracks to the other is under a bridge that crosses a nearby street. Unlike other stations, the sides of the station are also across that street (busy East Avenue), making the walk a bit more difficult, slow and dangerous. The walkway under the East Avenue railroad bridge is narrow, making it difficult for people walking in opposite directions to pass each other.[4]

An inscribed stone on the sidewalk by the station entrance states: "Norwalk Founded A.D. 1648. Its earliest homes were planted in the near vicinity of this stone. First meeting house directly opposite. West. Erected by the Norwalk chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 1895." The meeting house would have been across the street from the station entrance, where a gray house stands today.

Contents

  • Platform and track configuration 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Platform and track configuration

3  New Haven Line for Grand Central
1  New Haven Line no stop
 Northeast Corridor no stop
2  New Haven Line no stop
 Northeast Corridor no stop
4  New Haven Line for New Haven – State Street

This station has two offset 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.

See also

References

  1. ^ Using 260 weekdays in a year multiplied by number of weekday passengers (554)
  2. ^ The fourth Metro-North Station in Norwalk is the Merritt 7 station that is along the Danbury Branch of the New Haven Line.
  3. ^ "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
  4. ^ (November 17, 2007). (photograph). Retrieved July 2, 2012. 

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Metro-North Railroad - East Norwalk
  • List of upcoming train departure times and track assignments from MTA
  • Bureau of Public Transportation of the Connecticut Department of Transportation, "Condition Inspection for the East Norwalk Station" dated January 2007
  • East Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
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