Glenbrook (Metro-North station)

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Glenbrook
GlenbrookRRstaPlatformStamfordCT07152007.jpg
Glenbrook Station's platform, looking north
Station statistics
Address2 Crescent Street & 502 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT,
Coordinates41°04′14″N 73°31′12″W / 41.0705°N 73.5199°W / 41.0705; -73.5199Coordinates: 41°04′14″N 73°31′12″W / 41.0705°N 73.5199°W / 41.0705; -73.5199
Line(s)
ConnectionsCTTransit Stamford: 42
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Electrified12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access
Fare zone31
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad Following station
New Canaan Branch
toward New Canaan
 
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Glenbrook
GlenbrookRRstaPlatformStamfordCT07152007.jpg
Glenbrook Station's platform, looking north
Station statistics
Address2 Crescent Street & 502 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT,
Coordinates41°04′14″N 73°31′12″W / 41.0705°N 73.5199°W / 41.0705; -73.5199Coordinates: 41°04′14″N 73°31′12″W / 41.0705°N 73.5199°W / 41.0705; -73.5199
Line(s)
ConnectionsCTTransit Stamford: 42
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Electrified12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access
Fare zone31
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad Following station
New Canaan Branch
toward New Canaan

The Glenbrook Metro-North Railroad station is located in Glenbrook section of Stamford, Connecticut, USA, along the New Canaan Branch of the New Haven Line.

Description[edit]

The station, a stop between the Stamford and Springdale stations, is located at 2 Crescent Street and 502 Glenbrook Road, and is 35.2 miles from Grand Central Terminal.[1]

The station has no staffed ticket office,[1] and there are no ticket machines. Although there are two waiting shelters on the 320-foot platform, there is no canopy. In December 2010, Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that the state Bonding Commission was expected to approve $950,000 in financing for a canopy.[2]

History[edit]

Railroad station on the New Haven main line, from a 1912 postcard. Glenbrook station no longer serves the main line.

In the nineteenth century, establishment of the station was a key factor in the formation of the Glenbrook community, which grew up around it.

In the 1950s, the train station was moved from a spot near the Courtland Avenue overpass (on the New Haven line) to its present location a bit to the northwest on the New Canaan line. As of 2007, city officials were considering the idea of building a second train station in the area, possibly at the original Glenbrook station site.[3]

The station is now in an urban area with little parking and faced by the backs of buildings,[4] along with the graffiti on them, the trash up against them and some advertising.[5] The platform at the station is located between two grade crossings (Glenbrook Road to the south and Crescent Street to the north), allowing for no expansion.[4]

Platform and track configuration[edit]

1New Canaan Branchfor Grand Central
New Canaan Branchfor New Canaan

This station has one four-car-long high-level side platform to the east of the track. The New Canaan Branch has one track at this location.

Access[edit]

Parking at the station is controlled by the City of Stamford, which owns most of the parking spaces. The state owns a small section of the parking lot at the southwest corner. CT Transit Stamford provides bus service from the station.[1]

There is a ramp to the platform, but the station was built before the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ramp may not meet ADA requirements, according to Metro-North. The nearest ADA-compliant station is the main Stamford station.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d [1] Glenbrook Metro-North station Web page at the Metro-North Railroad Web site, accessed July 4, 2007
  2. ^ Greene, Chandra Johnson, "Rell: State to Invest $950,000 in Canopy for Glenbrook Station", article, December 2, 2010, "Stamford Patch" website of AOL Patch.com, retrieved same day
  3. ^ Hughes, C. J. (July 8, 2007). "The Little Town in the City". The New York Times. p. RE9. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  4. ^ a b [2]"Glenbrook Train Station Visual Inspection Report / January 2007" at the Connecticut Department of Transportation Web site
  5. ^ As of July 15, 2007. See pictures accompanying this article.

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