The Stratford Metro-North Railroad
station serves the residents of Stratford, Connecticut
via the New Haven Line
. Although the station is usually served by express trains originating or terminating in New Haven, one peak-hour run of the Waterbury Branch
stops each morning and evening, as well as one peak-hour afternoon Shore Line East
Stratford is 59 miles from Grand Central Terminal
and the average travel time from Grand Central is one hour, 27 minutes though this varies depending on run and time of day.
The station has 294 parking spaces, all owned by the state.
Platform and track configuration
This station has two high-level side platforms, each four cars long. The northern platform, adjacent to Track 3, is generally used by westbound or inbound or Manhattan
-bound trains. The southern platform, adjacent to Track 4, is generally used by eastbound or outbound trains.
The New Haven Line has four tracks at this location. The two inner tracks, not adjacent to either platform, are used only by express trains.
A ticket purchasing kiosk is located at the exterior of the building on the northern platform station house.