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Fairfield Center Station

The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. According to the 1988 NRHP application "The Fairfield railway stations are significant as reminders of the important role of railroad passenger service in the historical development of Fairfield, as artifacts of the New Haven Railroad, a company that virtually monopolized the state's public transportation at the end of the 19th century, and as well-preserved examples of small-town station architecture".

The station is managed by the Parking Authority of Fairfield.  For more commuter information please visit the Rail Commuter Information page.

East Bound Station

The east-bound station is brick and was built in 1882. It is filled with businesses including the Nauti Dolphin Pizza restaurant and AE Herman Associates.

West Bound Station

The west-bound station is a wooden structure and serves as an prime example of the common New Haven Railroad 1890s facilities. This side of the train station houses Rise and Shine Coffee Shop and Coreen's Bridge Floral Pop-up Shop.

Directions

  • Northbound on I-95 (from Westport) to Exit 21.  Take a right at the bottom of the exit ramp.  The entrance to the Train Station (main parking area) is 200 yards on the left.
  • Southbound on I-95 (from Bridgeport) to Exit 21.  Take a left at the bottom of the exit ramp.  The entrance to the Train Station (main parking area) is 200 yards on the left.

Station Parking

Both day parking and permit parking is available at the Fairfield Center Station. Parking is free after 5:00 pm, on the weekends and on holidays. Parking at this station is managed by the Parking Authority.

Station Layout

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Platform level
Track 3 New Haven Line toward Grand Central
Track 1 Northeast Corridor, New Haven Line express trains do not stop here
Track 2 Northeast Corridor, New Haven Line express trains do not stop here →
Track 4 New Haven Line toward New Haven or New Haven–State Street →

*According to the ADA Compliance Law one station in each town is required to be handicap accessible. While Fairfield Center Station is not handicap accessible, the Fairfield Metro Station is fully handicap accessible with handicap ramps, elevators and platforms that lead directly to the train.