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  New Canaan Branch  
toward New Haven

DescriptionEdit

The station, a stop between the Stamford and Springdale stations, is located at 2 Crescent Street and 502 Glenbrook Road, and is 35.2 miles from Grand Central Terminal.[1]

The station has no staffed ticket office,[1] and there are no ticket machines. Although there are two waiting shelters on the 320-foot platform, there is no canopy. In December 2010, Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that the state Bonding Commission was expected to approve $950,000 in financing for a canopy.[2]

HistoryEdit

File:PostcardPictureRailroadStationGlenbrookCT.jpg

In the nineteenth century, establishment of the station was a key factor in the formation of the Glenbrook community, which grew up around it.

In the 1950s, the train station was moved from a spot near the Courtland Avenue overpass (on the New Haven line) to its present location a bit to the northwest on the New Canaan line. As of 2007, city officials were considering the idea of building a second train station in the area, possibly at the original Glenbrook station site.[3]

The station is now in an urban area with little parking and faced by the backs of buildings,[4] along with the graffiti on them, the trash up against them and some advertising.[5] The platform at the station is located between two grade crossings (Glenbrook Road to the south and Crescent Street to the north), allowing for no expansion.[4]

Platform and track configurationEdit

Template:Ja-rail-linem Template:Ja-rail-linem This station has one four-car-long high-level side platform to the east of the track. The New Canaan Branch has one track at this location.


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 [1] Glenbrook Metro-North station Web page at the Metro-North Railroad Web site, accessed July 4, 2007
  2. Greene, Chandra Johnson, "Rell: State to Invest $950,000 in Canopy for Glenbrook Station", article, December 2, 2010, "Stamford Patch" website of AOL Patch.com, retrieved same day
  3. Hughes, C. J.. "The Little Town in the City", July 8, 2007, p. RE9. Retrieved on 2010-03-27.
  4. 4.0 4.1 [2]"Glenbrook Train Station Visual Inspection Report / January 2007" at the Connecticut Department of Transportation Web site
  5. As of July 15, 2007. See pictures accompanying this article.

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