"Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by Clean Cab » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:20 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:I vote for "Willoughby". It is in Connecticut after Norwalk of course. ;-)

And aren't there two Norwalks, and two Mt. Vernon's?

Everyone knows where "Willoughby" is............ it's in 1888!!

Yes, there is an East Norwalk and a South Norwalk, and there two Mt. Vernons (one on the Harlem and one on the New Haven) and every now and then a passenger gets them confused, but noting on the level of confusion between Brewster and Brewster North, which is why Brewster North was renamed Southeast.

I've also heard of passengers confusing Harrison with Garrison.
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by RearOfSignal » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:38 pm

And Beacon and Beacon Falls, Croton-Harmon and Croton Falls, Cold Spring and Cold Spring Harbor, and my favorite... Paterson, NY and Paterson, NJ.
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by checkthedoorlight » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:28 pm

Norwalk has 4 stations. So does Greenwich. This'll be Fairfield's third.

No, the best is Middletown. Two stations, same name, same system. You can buy a NJT ticket from Middletown, NY to Middletown, NJ. Gets even funner when you're doing a SEPTA transfer to Middletown, PA.

The one time I rode SEPTA, I was on an R7 to Trenton and there were a group of girls with tickets to Newark. Newark, DE!

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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by Amtrak7 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:44 pm

Middletown is an Amtrak station, not a SEPTA station.

Do SEPTA tickets even say "DE" for the Delaware stations, or just the station name?

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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by MNCRR9000 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:53 pm

Getting back on topic does anybody know when the new station is supposed to open?

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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:07 pm

yes when roads and parking lot are finished.
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by Clean Cab » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:28 pm

MNCRR9000 wrote:Getting back on topic does anybody know when the new station is supposed to open?

The station itself is almost completed, but the parking lots won't be finished until this fall.
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by MNCRR9000 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:11 pm

checkthedoorlight wrote:Actually, the platform signs say "Fairfield Metro" .... or is this another "West Redding" situation?

When is this station opening, anyway?
DutchRailnut wrote:When acces roads and parking are ready.
I should have gone back and looked back earlier in the thread.
The station itself is almost completed, but the parking lots won't be finished until this fall.
Thanks for the info cleancab.

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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by MACTRAXX » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:02 pm

Amtrak7 wrote:Middletown is an Amtrak station, not a SEPTA station.

Do SEPTA tickets even say "DE" for the Delaware stations, or just the station name?
A7: SEPTA tickets just show the digit of the zone they are valid to...Claymont and Wilmington are in Zone 4
Churchman's Crossing and Newark are in Zone 5. (off topic but answers question)

T538: Good video of the new Fairfield/Black Rock Station...it reminds me somewhat of the NJT Hamilton,NJ station on the NEC...

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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by Train538 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:14 pm

Thank you! I'll say it does!
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by Clean Cab » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:01 pm

Even when this station opens, it will need brideplates over two of the tracks. Currently tracks 4 and 2 are out of service for overhead wire and underpass replacement. Once these two tracks are returned to service (sometime this fall) the other tracks (3 & 1) will be out for the same projects for over a year.
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by soctrr » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:23 am

If the station is scheduled to open this fall, when and where will some info be available on which trains will stop there? This new station is important to some people because it will be ADA compliant while the existing station is not. It is extremely difficult to get from one side to the other at the old station especially when trains can arrive or depart from either side. Also, parking permits have to be secured and it would help to know which trains will be available at each station. I was told existing parking permit holders will be given priority for the new station.

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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by RearOfSignal » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:31 pm

Probably in the fall timetables. :)
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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by drewh » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:49 pm

Theres lots of stations on the subway with the same name, 3 Kngs Hwys and 3 Av U's. Also 3 7th Ave's. Lots of others, not much confusion. In Nj, Allenhurst and Allendale, East Orange, S Orange, and Orange, Princeton and Princeton Jct.

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Re: "Fairfield Metro Center" at Black Rock

Post by Ridgefielder » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:06 am

drewh wrote:Theres lots of stations on the subway with the same name, 3 Kngs Hwys and 3 Av U's. Also 3 7th Ave's. Lots of others, not much confusion. In Nj, Allenhurst and Allendale, East Orange, S Orange, and Orange, Princeton and Princeton Jct.
Back in MNRR territory, Cannondale on the Danbury Branch was once "Cannon's;" the name was changed in New Haven days to avoid confusion with Canaan, since a through train to Pittsfield, MA would serve both stations.

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