If you're considering travelling by train to Waterbury, you may find yourself following in the footsteps of your ancestors. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, many immigrants arriving through Ellis Island and other ports completed their journey by train. The clock tower at Waterbury's Union Station (pictured at right) has been a dominant part of the city skyline for nearly 100 years.
Today, a combination of rail services can bring you to Waterbury. Amtrak from points north and south connect to local service in Bridgeport, just 30 minutes away. The Metro-North commuter rail also adds frequent trips from New York's Grand Central Terminal to Bridgeport, again providing connections to Waterbury.
http://www.mta.info (links direct to Waterbury schedules)
Metro-North departs from New York City's Grand Central Terminal and will transport you to Bridgeport, where you connect via rail or bus to Waterbury (depends upon time of day).
Take Amtrak from any major East Coast city to Bridgeport - just 30 minutes from Waterbury. Approximate travel times to Bridgeport by rail are:
Boston MA (3 hours)
Providence RI (2 hours, 15 minutes)
New York NY (1 hour, 10 minutes)
Philadelphia PA (2 hours, 45 minutes)
Washington, D.C. (4 hours, 35 minutes)
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