US Train Travel

Figuring out train travel in the US isn’t nearly as easy as it is to figure out air travel. But I think I’m catching on.

I’m working on figuring out how to get from Norwalk, CT, to Randolph, MA, which is where my new 1998 Audi A6 is waiting for me.

Basically, Norwalk is serviced by two train companies; Amtrak and Metro-North Railroad. Amtrak services all of the US while MTA services just the New York area.

The closest Amtrak stations for me are the Stamford (STM) and Bridgeport (BRP) stations. Stamford is located about 9.9 miles south while Bridgeport is 13 miles north.

The two Metro-North Railroad stations (South Norwalk Station and East Norwalk Station) are much closer; East Norwalk Station being the closest at only 0.6 miles north from where I’ll live.

From what I’ve researched so far, it looks like I’ll take an MTA train from the East Norwalk Station to the Bridgeport Station, where I’ll connect on an Amtrak train leaving from Bridgeport to the Boston Route 128 (RTE), Back Bay (BBY), or South (BOS) stations.