Fairfield (Metro-North station)

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Fairfield, CT 06430
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2, Coastal Link
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The Fairfield Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Fairfield, Connecticut, including students of Fairfield University — as well as nearby areas such as Black Rock within the city of Bridgeport — via the New Haven Line. It is one of two stations in the town; the other being Southport. The station is the transfer point for the Fairfield University Shuttle.

It is 50.5 miles from Grand Central Terminal, and the average travel time is one hour, 14 minutes.

The station has 1,216 parking spaces, 376 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] ] Almost all of the parking is located on the east side of the station.

The main station house is wooden and on the eastern platform. It contains a ticket window. Southbound trains stop on this side of the station. The station house on the west side is made of brick and entirely filled with busniusses, including the Nauti Dolphin Pizza restaurant. Northbound trains stop at this side of the station. [ [http://world.nycsubway.org/us/metronorth/newhaven.html world.nycsubway.org/Around New York/Metro-North Railroad/New Haven Line ] ]

There is an overpass containing a fairly busy road that passes over the northern end of the station. In order to get from the Southbound Platform to the Northbound Platform, and vise versa, passengers must climb a staircase to this overpass and walk on the road's sidewalk across the tracks. Then, they must decend another staircase on the other side.

Connections

*Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority: 2
*Fairfield University Shuttle: Train Station Shuttle.

ee also

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

Notes

External links

* [http://as0.mta.info/mnr/stations/station_detail.cfm?key=244 Metro-North Railroad - Fairfield]
* [http://www.fairfield.edu/sl_shuttlesched.html Fairfield University Shuttle]
* [http://www.ct.gov/dotinfo/lib/dotinfo/ctgov/Fairfield.pdf] Bureau of Public Transportation of the Connecticut Department of Transportation, "Condition Inspection for the Fairfield Station" report dated July 2002


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