- Old Saybrook (Amtrak station)
Old Saybrook Station statistics Address 455 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Coordinates Coordinates: Lines Connections Estuary Transit District Platforms 1 side platform and 1 island platform Tracks 3 Other information Opened 1873 Rebuilt 2002 Electrified 25,000V (AC) overhead catenary Accessible Code OSB Traffic Passengers (2010) 63,929 3.1% (Amtrak) Services Preceding station Amtrak Following stationtoward Newport News or Lynchburg Northeast Regionaltoward Boston South Station CDOTtoward Stamford Shore Line EastTerminus
Old Saybrook is a regional rail station located in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. It is served by both Amtrak regional rail and the Connecticut Department of Transportation's Shore Line East commuter service.
Located on the Northeast Corridor, the busiest passenger railway in the United States, Old Saybrook station serves some of the rail services that pass through the station. Only a select few trains on Amtrak's Northeast Regional train line stop at Old Saybrook. No high-speed Acela Express trains serve the station but some stop at the following southbound and northbound stations, New Haven and New London, respectively. However, all Shore Line East commuter rail trains stop at Old Saybrook; it serves as the eastern terminus for some trains.  (New London is the eastern terminus of the line, with approximately half terminating there.)
Old Saybrook features a common track setup, with one island platform and one side platform. Unlike the two-track commuter-rail-only stations on the 81.6km (50.7 mile) stretch of the Northeast Corridor between New Haven and New London, there are three tracks at Old Saybrook, presumably to handle terminal trains on Shore Line East.
Of the twelve Connecticut stations served by Amtrak, Old Saybrook was the sixth busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 175 passengers daily.
Ridership increases have rendered the station's parking lot insufficient, causing commuters to park along roads in town. The town of Old Saybrook is pressuring the Connecticut Department of Transportation to add parking space.
- Estuary Transit District Shoreline Shuttle, Riverside Shuttle, and Niantic Shuttle. Also served by express bus service to Middletown.
- Connecticut Rail Commuter Council is the official state advocate for commuters and brings station problems to the attention of officials.
- ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of Connecticut" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/factsheets/CONNECTICUT10.pdf. Retrieved 2011-1-6.
- ^ Shore Line East/Westbound timetable Shore Line East Retrieved 2007-07-22
- ^ a b Amtrak - Old Saybrook, CT TrainWeb Retrieved 2007-07-22
- ^ "New England Dispatch". Railpace Newsmagazine. August 2008.
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