Windsor Locks (Amtrak/Hartford Line)

Alrighty, looks like we’ve crossed the western border of Rhode Island. Did y’all know there was a train station in Windsor Locks near Bradley Airport? I sure as hell didn’t, until someone informed me earlier in the night. Let’s look at it.

That’s it.

Now, I’ve gotten this image from Google, as getting here is quite difficult, but it sums up the station pretty well. What you see, is what you get. No building, no Quik-Trak machine, and it isn’t even accessible. Well, I lied. Technically it’s accessible by ramp. But, there’s only a low-level platform, so maybe there’s also a wheelchair lift. But, by the looks of it, it’s clearly intended as a park & ride station. There are, however, plans to build a new station due north of here. But only time will tell if it’ll improve on the 69 (hehe, nice…) daily Amtrak passengers. Maybe more people use it for the Hartford Line, who knows.

The good: …not much, really. It’s a park & ride, I guess.

The bad: It’s literally far away from everything, has no amenities (save for a mini-shelter befitting of a bus stop), and the area surrounding it isn’t even walkable. It’s also not very accessible.

Nearby points of interest: …what?

Transit connections: CTRail (Hartford Line), Northeast Regional, Valley Flyer, Vermonter, CTTransit (24, 96, 905)

Overall, this station has little reason to exist. There’s not even a shuttle bus to Bradley Airport on weekends from here. Actually, there’s no bus service on weekends aside from an express between Hartford and Enfield.

Rating: 1/10


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