New London (Amtrak station)

New London (Amtrak station)

Infobox Station
name=New London Union Station

image_caption=New London Station in November 2007
address=27 Water Street
New London, CT 06320
other=Southeast Area Transit
[ Cross Sound Ferry Services]
Greyhound [ cite web| url=| title=Greyhound info| ]
ADA= yes

New London Union Station is a historic regional rail station located in New London, Connecticut. It is served by both Amtrak and the Connecticut Department of Transportation's Shore Line East. Located on the Northeast Corridor, the busiest railway in the United States, New London station sees more rail service than either of the stations that border it: Old Saybrook and Mystic. Both of Amtrak's train routes that operate on the portion of the Northeast Corridor north of New Haven — the "Northeast Regional" and "Acela Express" — stop at New London station. Along with this service, Shore Line East operates limited service to New London, [ [ Directions to New London station] "Shore Line East" Retrieved 2007-07-23] making it the eastern terminus of the commuter rail service in Connecticut. [ [ Westbound timetable] "Shore Line East" Retrieved 2007-07-23] Greyhound bus service is also available at the station.

New London features a similar layout to its preceding station when travelling toward Boston, Old Saybrook. There is one island platform and a side platform, [ [ New London] "TrainWeb" Retrieved 2007-07-23] both of which are high level not only to allow handicapped accessibility but also because the Acela Express requires high platforms in order to serve a station. Like most railroad stations along the the Connecticut Coast, the station was originally built for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad in 1889, and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1971. [ [ New London County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places] ]

See also

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


External links

* [ Shore Line East - New London, CT]
* [ New London Amtrak-Shore Line East Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)]
* [ Greyhound info]

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