Old Greenwich station

Old Greenwich station is a commuter rail station served by the Metro-North RailroadNew Haven Line, located in the Old Greenwich neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut. The station has two side platforms, each ten cars long, which serve the outer tracks of the four-track Northeast Corridor.[2]

Old Greenwich

Old Greenwich station building in September 2007
Location 1 Sound Beach Avenue,
Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Owned by ConnDOT
Line(s) Northeast Corridor
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Connecticut Transit Stamford: 11, 24
Construction
Parking 578 spaces
Other information
Fare zone 15
History
Opened 1892
Previous names Sound Beach (18721931)
Passengers
2018 1,107
Rank 56 of 124[1]
Services
Preceding station Metro-North Following station
Riverside

New Haven Line Stamford

Terminus
Former services
Preceding station New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Following station
Riverside

toward New York
Main Line Stamford

toward New Haven
Sound Beach Railroad Station

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Coordinates

41°02′00″N73°34′04″W

Architectural style Stick/Eastlake
NRHP reference No. 89000929
Added to NRHP 1989

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Platform construction in July 2019

The station was built in 1872 as Sound Beach, named after nearby Greenwich Point Beach. It was renamed Old Greenwich in 1931. The current station building, built about 1894, is a well-preserved example of the New Haven Railroad’s period stations, with a utilitarian interior and exterior nods to period Victorian architectural styles. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 as Sound Beach Railroad Station.[3] The station formerly had six-car-length high-level platforms, which could not serve all cars on some trains.[2] In 2009, Metro-North began planning a project to replace structurally deficient railroad bridges over South Beach Avenue and Tomac Avenue.[4] The scope of the project was later expanded to include platform extensions to 10-car length, as well as an expansion of the south parking lot.[5][4] Notice to proceed on the $14.9 million project was given in August 2014, and construction began the next May.[5] After several delays, the project was completed in late 2019.[6] A retaining wall built for the parking lot expansion attracted criticism for its stark design, with comparisons to the Berlin Wall and The Wall from Game of Thrones.[4]

  1. METRO-NORTH 2018 WEEKDAY STATION BOARDINGS. Market Analysis/Fare Policy Group:OPERATIONS PLANNING AND ANALYSIS DEPARTMENT:Metro-North Railroad. April 2019. p. 6.
  2. “Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015”(PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. p. 20. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  3. “NRHP nomination for Sound Beach Railroad Station”. National Park Service. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  4. Kaehler, Laura (November 26, 2018). “A wall grows in Old Greenwich: Station project reveals a lack of vision”. Greenwich Time.
  5. “About the Project”. Old Greenwich RR Station Upgrades and Bridge Replacement. Connecticut Department of Transportation. 2019.
  6. Borsuk, Ken (November 18, 2019). “Old Greenwich train station work could be completed in December”. Greenwich Time.

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