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Windsor
HartfordNewHavenRRDepotWindsorCT.jpg
The 1870-built railroad depot at Windsor, CT
Location 41 Central Street
Windsor, Connecticut
United States
Coordinates 41°51′07.5″N 72°38′32″W / 41.852083°N 72.64222°W / 41.852083; -72.64222Coordinates: 41°51′07.5″N 72°38′32″W / 41.852083°N 72.64222°W / 41.852083; -72.64222
Owned by Amtrak
Line(s) New Haven–Springfield Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Train operators Amtrak and CTrail
Connections Local Transit CT Transit: 32, 34, 36
Construction
Parking 22 spaces (free)
Bicycle facilities No
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code WND (Amtrak)
History
Opened 1870
Rebuilt 1988
Traffic
Passengers (2019) 16,717 Increase 50.7% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Hartford
toward New Haven
Hartford Line Windsor Locks
toward Springfield
Hartford
toward Norfolk, Newport News or Roanoke
Northeast Regional
Hartford
toward New Haven
Valley Flyer Windsor Locks
toward Greenfield
Preceding station ConnDOT Following station
Hartford Hartford Line Windsor Locks
toward Springfield
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Hartford
toward Atlantic City
Atlantic City Express
1991-1995
Windsor Locks
toward Springfield
Hartford & New Haven Railroad Depot
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
Location Windsor, Connecticut
Architectural style Second Empire
Part of Broad Street Green Historic District (ID99001613)
MPS 18th and 19th Century Brick Architecture of Windsor TR
NRHP reference No. 88001479
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 15, 1988
Designated CP December 30, 1999

Windsor is a historic railroad station on Amtrak's New Haven–Springfield Line, located in downtown Windsor, Connecticut. It is served by Amtrak Northeast Regional and Valley Flyer intercity service and Hartford Line commuter rail service run by Amtrak and the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The nearby Hartford & New Haven Railroad-Freight Depot serves as the home of the Windsor Arts Center.

History

Amtrak train at Windsor, January 1980
An Amtrak train at Windsor in 1980

Windsor Station was originally built in 1870 as the Hartford & New Haven Railroad Depot and rebuilt to its original Victorian architecture by Town of Windsor, Amtrak and the Greater Hartford Transit District in 1988, the same year it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In February 2017, the state announced an additional $50 million in funds, including money to complete design of the rebuilt Windsor station. Design will be completed by 2020; the platforms will be moved slightly, and a parking deck built nearby.

Hartford Line commuter service commenced on June 16, 2018. A second low-level platform was opened on September 14, 2018, and the track one platform was temporarily closed until September 24 for track work.

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