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Southport Station

Northbound Address:
(To New Haven)
96 Station Street
Southport, CT 06890
 Southbound Address:
(To New York)
400 Center Street
Southport, CT 06890 
Trinity Church Lot Address:
(Additional Parking)
288 Center Street
Southport, CT 06890 
Map:   Google Maps
Managed by:  Parking Authority 

The Southport Station opened in 1884 and is nearly 49 miles (79 km) from Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Both station houses were listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the "Southport Railroad Stations" in 1989.

Directions

  • Northbound on I-95 (from Westport) to Exit 19, Southport. Take a right at end of ramp, first left into RR Station.
  • Southbound on I-95 (from Bridgeport) to Exit 19, Southport. At first light take a right on US1 (Post Rd) at next light take left to Center St, pass under Turnpike to second left into RR Station.
  • Trinity Church Lot at 288 Center Street (from Northbound side of Station). Follow Station Street back out to Pequot Avenue.  Make a right onto Pequot Avenue. At the intersection of Pequot Ave and Center Street, make a right. Entrance to the Lot is on the right before the underpass.
  • Trinity Church Lot at 288 Center Street (from Southbound side of Station). Exit Lot back out to Center Street.  Make a left onto Center Street. Entrance to the Lot is on the left after the underpass.

Station Parking

Both day parking and permit parking is available at the Southport Station and at the Trinity Church Lot.  Parking is free after 5:00 pm, on weekends and major holidays.

Parking at this station is managed by the Parking Authority of Fairfield.

Station Layout

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Platform level
Track 3 New Haven Line toward Grand Central (Green's Farms)
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 (Fairfield)

*According to the ADA Compliance Law one station in each town is required to be handicap accessible. While Southport 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.

West Bound Building

The westbound building is wooden and is one of the few remaining original station houses on the New Haven Line. On January 4, 2008 it was gutted by a fire. Inside the building was an art gallery and a passenger waiting area prior to fire. The water that was being used to extinguish the fire caused most of the damage. The refurbishment was finished in the year after and the building was re-opened by then Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell in late February 2009.

East Bound Building

The eastbound building is made of brick, and is no longer in railroad use. It currently houses Paci's Restaurant

Contact Information

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