Cos Cob station

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Cos Cob station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, located in the Cos Cob district of Greenwich, Connecticut.

Cos Cob
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West side of the station house
Location1 Station Drive, Cos Cob, Connecticut
Owned byConnDOT
Line(s)Northeast Corridor
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
Construction
Parking567 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Fare zone15
History
OpenedDecember 25, 1848
Rebuilt1890
Electrified12.5 kV AC overhead catenary
Key dates
January 15, 1972Station agent eliminated[1]
Passengers
2018928
Rank58 of 124[2]
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Following station
Greenwich New Haven Line Riverside
towards Stamford
Former services
Preceding station New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Following station
Greenwich
toward New York
Main Line Riverside
toward New Haven
Cos Cob Railroad Station
Cos Cob station is located in Connecticut
Cos Cob station
Cos Cob station is located in the United States
Cos Cob station
LocationGreenwich, Connecticut, USA
Coordinates41°1′52″N 73°35′54″W / 41.03111°N 73.59833°W / 41.03111; -73.59833Coordinates: 41°1′52″N 73°35′54″W / 41.03111°N 73.59833°W / 41.03111; -73.59833
Built1894
Architectural styleStick/Eastlake
NRHP reference No.89000928
Added to NRHPAugust 28, 1989

HistoryEdit

 
An Amtrak train passing Cos Cob in 1975

On December 25, 1848, the last section of track on the railroad from New Haven to New York was completed over the Cos Cob Bridge. The first trial run was made on that day.[3]

The New York and New Haven Railroad was merged into the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad in 1872, and the station became part of that railroad. Beginning in 1907, the NYNH&H built the Cos Cob power plant as part of an effort to electrify the main line. As with all New Haven Line stations along the Northeast Corridor, the station became a Penn Central station upon acquisition by Penn Central Railroad in 1969, and eventually became part of the MTA's Metro-North Railroad in 1983. The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

Station layoutEdit

The station has two high-level side platforms each six cars long.[4]:19

The station has 567 parking spaces, 361 owned by the state.[5]

Built in about 1894, the station house is a modest wood frame structure measuring about 50 by 20 feet (15.2 m × 6.1 m). It has a clapboarded exterior, and an asymmetrical gabled roof with a short face toward the track, caused by the loss of the original platform shelter. The interior retains most of its original finishes. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 as Cos Cob Railroad Station.[6] The nearby Mianus River Railroad Bridge is also listed on the National Register. The Cos Cob Power Station, a former New Haven Railroad electrical substation on the western edge of that bridge, is also NRHP-registered despite being demolished during the turn of the millennium.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right  
Track 3      New Haven Line toward Grand Central (Greenwich)
Track 1      New Haven Line express trains do not stop here
     Amtrak services do not stop here
Track 2      Amtrak services do not stop here →
     New Haven Line express trains do not stop here →
Track 4      New Haven Line toward Stamford (Riverside)
Side platform, doors will open on the right  
G Street level Exit/entrance and parking

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "7 County R.R. Stations to Quit Selling Tickets". The Bridgeport Post. January 6, 1972. pp. 1, 16. Retrieved March 28, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ METRO-NORTH 2018 WEEKDAY STATION BOARDINGS. Market Analysis/Fare Policy Group:OPERATIONS PLANNING AND ANALYSIS DEPARTMENT:Metro-North Railroad. April 2019. p. 6.
  3. ^ "Murals: Scenes from Yesteryear". Stamford Historical Society. Retrieved 2006-08-25.
  4. ^ "Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Urbitran Associates Inc. (July 2003). "Table 1: New haven Line Parking Capacity and Utilization" (PDF). Task 2: Technical Memorandum parking Inventory and Utilization: Final Report. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-12.
  6. ^ Bruce Clouette (August 29, 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Cos Cob Railroad Station". National Park Service. and Accompanying six photos, exterior and interior, from 1988 (see photo captions page 9 of text document)

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