All along the Waterbury Line the Connecticut Department of Transportation is engaging in Station upgrades, replacements, and enhancements, improving the rider experience in every town.
Currently Waterbury has the only ADA accessible platform in the NVCOG region. However, this platform is inadequate for high quality service. Two projects will, together, make the Waterbury Station a better, more comfortable place for riders while also allowing for more frequent and longer trains.
The current platform in Waterbury is only long enough for trains with two cars, and even then only one car can open all of its doors. There are no ticket vending machines currently, and at arrivals and departures the small platform feels crowded. Using state funds added to the federal All Stations Accessibility Award, CTDOT will replace the current platform with one that meets all current standards, including being ADA accessible, 350 long to be able to accept 4 car trains, and equipped with all of the modern station amenities like ticket vending, real time arrival and departure information, and better space for waiting riders. In addition to the functional improvements, the new platform will match the Department’s new platform aesthetic, making for a more attractive station to match the significant improvements that have already been made to station area parking and pedestrian spaces.
The CTDOT is currently working on plans to convert the southern portion of the old station building into a facility for riders, returning passengers to the building to provide a comfortable waiting space, restrooms, and station amenities.