- Bridgeport (Metro-North station)
style=MNRR New Haven
Amtrak inter-cityrail station
New Haven Line commuter railstation Shore Line East commuter railstation
image_caption=The southbound platform
address=525 Water Street,
Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, Coastal Link
passengers=66,292 (Amtrak) [Amtrak (see "External Links" below).]
Metro-North Railroadstation serves the residents of Bridgeport, Connecticutvia the New Haven Line. The station is the transfer point between the Waterbury Branchand the Northeast Corridormainline. Beside Metro-North service, Amtrak's Northeast Regional and Vermonter stop at the station as do Shore Line Easttrains.There is no Amtrak ticket office at the station, but there are "Quick-Trak" machines accessible during station hours.cite web|url=http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Station/Station_Page&code=BRP|title=Amtrak - Stations - Bridgeport, CT (BRP)|accessdate=2008-07-27] In addition the transfer point for Greater Bridgeport Transit Authoritybuses, the departure point for the ferry across Long Island Soundto Port Jefferson, New York, and both the Arena at Harbor Yardand the Ballpark at Harbor Yardare located adjacent to the station.
It is 55.4 miles from
Grand Central Terminaland the average travel time to Manhattan is one hour 21 minutes.
As of August 2006, average weekday commuter ridership was 3,120 passengers. Bridgeport is the busiest Metro-North station between Stamford and New Haven's Union Station.cite web|url=http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/commutemetro-north.html|title=http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/commutemetro-north.html|publisher=New York Times|accessdate=2008-08-27] The station has 1,453 parking spaces, 950 owned by the state. [http://www.ct.gov/dotinfo/lib/dotinfo/ctgov/FinalParkingReport.pdf 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] "]
Connecticut Rail Commuter Councilis the official state advocate for train commuters and brings station problems to the attention of officials.
* [http://as0.mta.info/mnr/stations/station_detail.cfm?key=246 Metro-North Railroad - Bridgeport]
* [http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/bridgeport.htm Bridgeport Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)]
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