Waterbury Branch

Infobox rail line
name = Waterbury Branch
color =

logo_width =

image_width = 250px
caption = Metro-North F10 413 in Bridgeport pulling Train 1926.
type = Commuter rail
system = Metro-North Railroad
status = Operational
locale = Naugatuck River Valley of Connecticut, USA
start = Waterbury (North)
end = Bridgeport (South)
stations = 7
routes =
ridership =
open = 1849
close =
owner = Naugatuck Railroad (1849-1887)
NYNH&H (1887-1969)
Penn Central (1969-1971)
ConnDOT (1971-present)
operator = Penn Central (1969-1976)
Conrail (operator 1976-1983)
Metro-North Railroad (1983-present)
character = regional rail
stock =
linelength = 45.9 km (28.5 mi)
tracklength =
notrack =
gauge = RailGauge|sg
el =
speed =
elevation =

infobox rdt|Waterbury Branch map|

Metro-North Railroad's Waterbury Branch is a branch of the New Haven Line, running north from a junction east of Stratford, Connecticut to Waterbury. Originally built as the Naugatuck Railroad, it once continued north to Winsted, Connecticut. The part north of Waterbury is now leased from CDOT by the Railroad Museum of New England, which operates excursion trains from Thomaston station; that part is still called the Naugatuck Railroad reporting mark|NAUG. The trackage ends in Torrington, Connecticut but Metro North service on the branch ends at Waterbury.

tation stops

*Bridgeport - transfer available to the New Haven Line as well as Amtrak and Shore Line East
*Stratford "(one AM inbound, one PM run outbound)":splits from New Haven Line
*Beacon Falls

In addition, one morning train continues to Stamford.

The stations on the Waterbury Branch have two major differences in comparison to most other stations in the Metro-North system. None have ticket machines, making it possible to buy fares on board with no surcharge. Also, outside of Waterbury, all stations have low-level platforms (with the exception of Merritt 7 on the Danbury Branch, no other regular stations east of the Hudson have such platforms).

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