3/18/2020 - The station houses located at both the Saugatuck and Greens Farms Railroad Stations in Westport will be closed to the public until further notice. In both cases, this will have no impact on normal railroad operations at these locations. This closure is in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak and is an additional safeguard to keep groups from congregating in close contact. We will announce when they will re-open.
Effective January 1, 2020, a tax of 6.35% will be added to all daily parking and permit parking fees.
The westbound (New York-bound) station is located at 45 Railroad Place. The eastbound (New Haven-bound) station is located on Ferry Lane on the opposite side of the tracks.
There are two tunnels providing access to both sides. The handicapped-accessible tunnel is located at the elevator west of the New York-bound station. The older tunnel is located to the east of the New York-bound station.
There are currently 8 parking lots at the Saugatuck railroad station. Currently Lot 8 and Lot 4 are designated daily parking only. Lot 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7 are permit parking only. Lot 2 is permit, daily and hourly. Please note that the parking maps are subject to change. Pay attention to the signs in all lots.
Parking is identified by signage - all lot numbers are black on yellow backgrounds. Daily areas are identified by blue backgrounds on the signs, permit areas have red backgrounds.
Parking in all lots is free of charge Monday through Friday from 3 PM to 7 AM and on weekends and national holidays. National holidays include New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. You may not park in restricted parking spots or handicapped parking spots at any time.
Electric vehicle charging stations
There are 4 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in lot #3 by the eastbound station that is identified by signage. These spots are available on a first come, first served basis.
- 2 spots are for electric vehicle permit holders.
- 2 spots are for electric vehicle daily fee ($5.00 + tax) parking.
- After 11 AM these spots are available to ALL non-electric, non-permit vehicles. Non-permit vehicles will receive a $5.00 + tax daily fee.
There are 7 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Lot #1 that is identified by signage. These spots are available on a first come-first serve basis.
- All 7 spots are for electric vehicle permit holders only.
- After 11 AM these spots are available to ALL non-electric, PERMIT HOLDER VEHICLES ONLY. No fees apply.
Westbound (New York-bound) station: 5 AM until midnight daily.
Eastbound (New Haven-bound) station: Open during tenant business hours.
Donut Crazy of Westport is located at 1 Ferry Lane and is open Monday - Friday, 5 AM to 8 PM, Saturday, 7 AM to 8 PM and Sunday 7 AM to 5 PM.
Transportation to/from the station
Westport Transit District commuter buses operate fixed routes and load/drop off on the westbound side. For schedule information click here.
The station is served by two taxi companies. Westport Taxi and Saugatuck Taxi cabs are generally parked on the eastbound side on Ferry Lane to await incoming trains from New York City.
Avis/Budget Rental Car is located in the eastbound station.
Metro-North Railroad no longer staffs ticket offices in any of our stations. Tickets must be purchased from the vending machines located on and near the platforms on both sides.
The westbound station received an ADA-compliant renovation in 2004. The eastbound station received an award-winning renovation in 2012. Both buildings date back to the 19th century and are excellent examples of New Haven Railroad station houses.
The eastbound station power is supplied through solar panels mounted on the roof.