Bridgeport (Metro-North station)

Bridgeport (Metro-North station)

Infobox Station
style=MNRR New Haven
type=Amtrak inter-city rail station
Metro-North New Haven Line commuter rail station
Shore Line East commuter rail station

image_caption=The southbound platform
address=525 Water Street,
Bridgeport, CT 06604
other=Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, Coastal Link
code=BRP (Amtrak)
passengers=66,292 (Amtrak) [Amtrak (see "External Links" below).]

The Bridgeport Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Bridgeport, Connecticut via the New Haven Line. The station is the transfer point between the Waterbury Branch and the Northeast Corridor mainline. Beside Metro-North service, Amtrak's Northeast Regional and Vermonter stop at the station as do Shore Line East trains.There is no Amtrak ticket office at the station, but there are "Quick-Trak" machines accessible during station hours.cite web|url=|title=Amtrak - Stations - Bridgeport, CT (BRP)|accessdate=2008-07-27] In addition the transfer point for Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority buses, the departure point for the ferry across Long Island Sound to Port Jefferson, New York, and both the Arena at Harbor Yard and the Ballpark at Harbor Yard are located adjacent to the station.

It is 55.4 miles from Grand Central Terminal and 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=|title=|publisher=New York Times|accessdate=2008-08-27] The station has 1,453 parking spaces, 950 owned by the state. [ 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] "]

ee also

* Connecticut Rail Commuter Council is the official state advocate for train commuters and brings station problems to the attention of officials.



External links

* [ Metro-North Railroad - Bridgeport]
* [ Bridgeport Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)]

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