Table 1-8: Characteristics of Rail Transit in Connecticut: 2000

Table 1-8: Characteristics of Rail Transit in Connecticut: 2000

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Transit agency Directional route-miles Miles of track Number of crossings Number of stations Number of ADA accessible stations
Commuter rail          
Connecticut DOT- Shore Line East (New Haven - New London) 101.2 103.9 3 8 8
Metro-North Railroad (New York City region)1 545.7 797.6 162 108 20

1 Parts of the system detailed here serve New York and New Jersey.

KEY: ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; DOT = Department of Transportation.

NOTE: Directional route-miles is the mileage in each direction over which public transportation vehicles travel while in revenue service. Directional route-miles are a measure of the facility or roadway, not the service carried on the facility such as the number of routes or vehicle-miles. Directional route-miles are computed with regard to direction of service, but without regard to the number of traffic lanes or rail tracks existing in the right-of-way.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, Data Tables, available at as of Feb. 19, 2002 and Connecticut Department of Transportation, available at as of Sept. 11, 2002.