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Hamden is a proposed regional rail station on the New Haven–Springfield Line, to be located in Hamden, Connecticut and served by the Hartford Line. A location study for the station was funded in January 2015. A station called Quinnipiack was located in Hamden from 1871 to the early 20th century. Hamden and the other infill stations are planned to be complete by 2022.[1]

Hamden
Line(s)New Haven–Springfield Line
Tracks2
History
Opening2022 (planned)[1]
Services
Preceding station ConnDOT Following station
Proposed
New Haven State Street Hartford Line North Haven

HistoryEdit

Quinnipiack stationEdit

 
The former Quinnipiack station in Chester

The Hartford and New Haven Railroad (H&NH) opened from New Haven to Meriden in December 1838.[2] A station was opened on the line off State Street (Route 5) opposite Foote Street in 1871. Originally to be named East Hamden, it was ultimately named Quinnipiack as an alternate spelling of the nearby Quinnipiac River.[3] The stop was discontinued in the 1920s; the small station building was moved to Chester, Connecticut where it is used by the Valley Railroad.

Hamden stationEdit

Original plans for the Hartford Line called for a North Haven/Hamden station to serve both North Haven and Hamden. On January 12, 2015, the state announced that $5.75 million in funding would be made available for environmental mitigation and design at ten Hartford Line and New Haven Line stations, including a location study for a possible future station at Hamden separate from the North Haven station.[4] The state aims to complete all infill stations on the line by 2022.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Healey, Will (October 21, 2016). "Officials discuss development around rail center". Journal-Inquirer. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Karr, Ronald Dale (1995). The Rail Lines of Southern New England. Branch Line Press. p. 74. ISBN 0942147022.
  3. ^ Belletzkie, Bob. "Stations: Q-R". Tyler City Station. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "GOV. MALLOY, BOND COMMISSION APPROVE DESIGN OF RAIL STATIONS ON HARTFORD AND NEW HAVEN LINES" (Press release). State of Connecticut. January 12, 2015. Retrieved March 1, 2015.