Bethel (Metro-North Station)
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Bethel Metro-North Station
Bethel
Metro-North Station Bethel CT.jpg
Track side of Bethel station
Location13 Durant Avenue, Bethel, Connecticut
Coordinates41°22?34?N 73°25?05?W / 41.3760°N 73.4180°W / 41.3760; -73.4180Coordinates: 41°22?34?N 73°25?05?W / 41.3760°N 73.4180°W / 41.3760; -73.4180
Owned byConnecticut Department of Transportation[2]
Operated byTown of Bethel
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsHousatonic Area Regional Transit: 5
Construction
Parking197 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone42
History
Opened1852
Rebuilt1996
Passengers
2018228
Rank96 of 124[1]
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Following station
Redding Danbury Branch Danbury
Terminus
The former Bethel New Haven Depot, first converted into a bicycle shop, is now a pub and microbrewery[3]

The Bethel station on the Danbury Branch of the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, located in Bethel, Connecticut.


History

The current station on Durant Avenue was built in 1996 and supersedes the previous station on Depot Place that had been used from 1899 to 1996, which itself replaced a station that was built by the Danbury and Norwalk Railroad in 1852 and burned down in 1898. The old station is still standing, but trains no longer stop at it. The building subsequently became a bicycle shop, but is now a brewery.

Station layout

This station has one five-car-long high-level side platform to the east of the track. The Danbury Branch has one track at this location.[4]:28 The station has 197 parking spaces, all owned by the state.[5] Most of these are permit spaces, but there is also metered parking available. There is a bike rack next to the station. The station building is open during rush hours and has a bakery, seating area, and restroom, but no ticket machines. The station is operated by the town of Bethel, though it is owned by ConnDOT.[2]

Track 1      Danbury Branch toward South Norwalk or Grand Central (Redding)
     Danbury Branch toward Danbury (Terminus) ->
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access

References

  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. ^ a b Office of Rail, Bureau of Public Transportation (January 2007). "New Haven Line Train Station Visual Inspection, Summary Report" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Transportation.
  3. ^ http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/Brew-pub-in-works-at-former-Bethel-train-station-7331588.php
  4. ^ "Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "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 Archived July 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

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