CTrail Hartford Line Newington Station

Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, nomis, Jeff Smith, FL9AC

User avatar
JcPinCT
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:17 am

CTrail Hartford Line Newington Station

Post by JcPinCT » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:43 am

Newington is one step closer to locating its future Hartford Line station at Cedar St.

https://www.courant.com/community/newin ... story.html

"The Newington town plan and zoning commission passed a set of zoning regulations that will guide development around the proposed Hartford Line rail stop in town. The state Department of Transportation has proposed 565 Cedar St. in Newington as a potential location for a new Hartford Line stop by 2023. To show interest in the plans, Newington’s Economic Development Director Andy Brecher drafted Transit Village Design District (TVDD) zoning regulations that would allow the town to control how future developers build on the land north and south of the CTFastrak station on Cedar Street."

User avatar
JcPinCT
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:17 am

Re: CTrail Hartford Line Newington Station

Post by JcPinCT » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:33 pm

A couple of more quotes on Newington station cost and timeline in this Hartford Business Journal article. https://www.hartfordbusiness.com/articl ... gton-maybe

"Actual development of the area, however, would be years away as funding for new Hartford Line train stations in Newington and other towns remains uncertain...It would cost about $55 million to build a Newington station, Brecher said."

"Department of Transportation spokesman Kevin Nursick said DOT is programming $42 million in fiscal year 2023 for the construction of a new Hartford Line station in Newington. However, the availability of those funds, along with funding for other planned enhancements to the Hartford Line, is dependent on the details and approval of a transportation bond package, which has not yet been finalized."

Here's a link to a map I marked up that shows the proposed Newington station location in relation to the surrounding area. https://1drv.ms/u/s!Apb11hlKzLenrSDXVXQnTsp91aZ7

ebtmikado
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:55 am
Location: Madison, CT

Re: CTrail Hartford Line Newington Station

Post by ebtmikado » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:15 am

Don't feel bad about the delay in getting a station.
On Shore Line East, which has been in business for 29 years,
Clinton and Madison still have only a half station, meaning only peak direction stops can take place.
Ground was broken recently for Clinton, but nothing happening yet in Madison.
Lee

User avatar
JcPinCT
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:17 am

Re: CTrail Hartford Line Newington Station

Post by JcPinCT » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:25 pm

ebtmikado wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:15 am
Don't feel bad about the delay in getting a station.
On Shore Line East, which has been in business for 29 years,
Clinton and Madison still have only a half station, meaning only peak direction stops can take place.
Ground was broken recently for Clinton, but nothing happening yet in Madison.
Lee
Don't really care about the station delay for Newington. Just glad to see that they're now clearly favoring Cedar St. as the station location in lieu of the originally proposed Newington Junction location.

Traingeek3629
Posts: 160
Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:00 am

Re: CTrail Hartford Line Newington Station

Post by Traingeek3629 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:02 am

ebtmikado wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:15 am
Don't feel bad about the delay in getting a station.
On Shore Line East, which has been in business for 29 years,
Clinton and Madison still have only a half station, meaning only peak direction stops can take place.
Ground was broken recently for Clinton, but nothing happening yet in Madison.
Lee
This is something that irks me every day.

Construction seems to be progressing pretty well in Clinton, by the way.
TRAIN APPROACHING, PLEASE REMAIN BEHIND THE YELLOW LINE

daybeers
Posts: 316
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:13 pm
Location: HFD

Re: CTrail Hartford Line Newington Station

Post by daybeers » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:06 am

That's craziness DOT isn't allocating money for the station until 2023. That means service won't start till 2025. Can Newington get a temporary platform in the meantime? Probably not as it would require an overpass. So, we're stuck with the broke state DOT kicking the can down the (track) a few years while it's clear people in Newington really want (and need) a station.

I live in the area and recently had to drive during the peak afternoon travel hours and it was pretty awful. I really hope the roads will be overhauled before the station is opened, but I'm not sure there's much they can do to 175.

User avatar
JcPinCT
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:17 am

Re: CTrail Hartford Line Newington Station

Post by JcPinCT » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:03 pm

Found the below October 2018 slideshow with details of how CTDOT evaluated the Newington Jct vs Cedar St Hartford Line station alternatives.

Good information in this document. I didn't realize that CCSU was looking to expand across Rt 9 into Newington.

https://www.newingtonct.gov/DocumentCen ... esentation

Return to “MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail”