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Branford (Shore Line East station)

Branford
Platform at Branford looking west
Station statistics
Address 39 Maple Street
Branford, CT 06405
Coordinates

41°16′29″N 72°49′02″W / 41.2746°N 72.8173°W / 41.2746; -72.8173Coordinates: 41°16′29″N 72°49′02″W / 41.2746°N 72.8173°W / 41.2746; -72.8173

Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Rebuilt 2005
Electrified 25,000V (AC) overhead catenary
Accessible
Owned by CDOT
Services
Preceding station   CDOT   Following station
toward Stamford
Shore Line East
toward New London

Branford is a station along the Shore Line East commuter railroad between Stamford and New London, Connecticut. Branford is also a station on the northern section Northeast Corridor. Amtrak does not stop at this station but Amtrak trains can often be seen passing this station.[1]

History

Prior to the establishment of the Shore Line East system, Branford was a stop for Amtrak's Beacon Hill trains.[2] The current station, with an ADA-compliant high-level side platform, opened on August 8, 2005, replacing a nearby earlier station with low-level platforms.[3] A second platform on the north side of the tracks was originally to be constructed beginning in November 2012.[4] Construction on the $16.5M project - which includes the new platform, a pedestrian overpass with elevators, a kiss-and-ride lot on the north side of the tracks, and restoration of an existing parking lot - began in September 2013.[5]

Parking

Ridership increases rendered the 199-spot parking lot at Branford insufficient. As a result, a 272-spot expansion was opened in late June, 2011, bringing total available parking at the station to 471 spots.[6]

Other train stations in Branford

Downtown Branford was not the only part of Branford with a train station. Stations were located at Pine Orchard (off Pine Orchard Road) and Stony Creek (off Totoket Road (CT-146) near Branford Center). Both stops served the Clamdigger until it was discontinued in 1972.[7]

References

External links

  • Shore Line East - Branford
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