Stamford Track 7 - Atlantic St Bridge Replacement

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Re: Stamford Track 7 - Atlantic St Bridge Replacement

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:15 pm

I agree about Stamford being the busiest station between NHV and GCT. For one thing, there are more Metro North trains that terminate at Stamford than at New Haven, even during the week. There are people who might live east of Stamford and along the New Canaan Branch who don't mind driving to Stamford for more rail service, especially getting an express train. With the New Canaan Branch running hourly service outside of rush hour, and having to change trains at STM when heading off the New Canaan indicates that people don't mind getting into their cars and driving to Stamford for more options. During most times of the day on weekends, MNR has four trains an hour that head to the city with two of those trains starting out in Stamford.

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Re: Stamford Track 7 - Atlantic St Bridge Replacement

Post by Ridgefielder » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:58 am

Jenny on a M2 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:16 am
Stamford's definitely the busiest station between GCT and NHV; might even be busier than NHV as well. Platform monitors and loudspeakers abound.

Can't help with your operations questions as I am just a lowly commuter. :wink:
I wouldn't be surprised to find out Stamford is the busiest station between GCT and Boston South Station, to be honest. What with the Stamford Locals it certainly sees more trains in a day than does New Haven.

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Re: Stamford Track 7 - Atlantic St Bridge Replacement

Post by Erie-Lackawanna » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:45 pm

In 2018, the number of average weekday boardings of Metro-North trains (only) at Stamford Station was about 15,200. That's boardings; if you want to know total MNR ridership in the station, assume everyone who boarded eventually debarked there as well, so double the number. Roughly 30,000 pairs of feet traverse the station on their way to or from a Metro-North train at Stamford station on an average weekday.

Stamford Station is the busiest among all Metro-North stations not including Grand Central Terminal. New Haven, in contrast, is 15th among all MNR stations.

These numbers do not include Amtrak riders unless they transferred to/from a Metro-North train. To that point, if you looked up Amtrak's ridership data for Stamford, you couldn't just add that number to the MNR number above, because there is no way to know from this data how many riders were transferring between the two carriers.


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