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  by dha10001
 
Some updates on the Enfield platform:

Journal Enquirer article with images, by Adam Hushin (text behind paywall)
https://www.journalinquirer.com/towns/e ... 22d72.html

Enfield Town Council Meeting Minutes
Presentation by DOT on platform proposal
https://enfield-ct.gov/AgendaCenter/Vie ... 52021-4270

DOT is planning to build a single platform on the east side of the tracks wit a partially covered waiting area. According to DOT, the platform is on track for fall 2023 completion, which puts it on a similar timeline as the Windsor Locks platform. All in all, things are looking good for the north end of the Hartford Line.
  by njtmnrrbuff
 
That's great news, indeed, for those who live in Enfield and the surrounding towns on the east bank of the Connecticut River closest to where the Springfield Line runs, especially when heading south. If there is still going to be double track through this spot, then I would probably want to see the second platform get built. A 200 feet long platform might not be long enough especially when we are talking about a three or more car train with all of the doors opening up. At least, it's good that Enfield will be getting a train station.
  by russellsal8
 
I noticed the article says that the platform will be built on the EAST side of the track. According to the Satellite view, it looks like the second trackway is east of the current track. Hopefully, they won't be building the platform directly on top of the current track way. This would impede the construction of a second track and second platform in the future. Even if these aren't needed at the present time, it would behoove CTDOT to construct this station in a way so that building a second track/platform wouldn't be impeded.
  by Rockingham Racer
 
I'm not familiar with the railroad thru the area. Is it one tracks, or two? If two, this is not a great plan, as a single platform can lead to delays of trains if they are off schedule.
  by Ridgefielder
 
Rockingham Racer wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:32 am I'm not familiar with the railroad thru the area. Is it one tracks, or two? If two, this is not a great plan, as a single platform can lead to delays of trains if they are off schedule.
Single-track at present, but I believe it's a 3-track ROW through here.
  by dgvrengineer
 
They must have built a new bridge over Main St in Enfield where the new station is going since the double track was removed as the current bridge appears to be single track only. Any double tracking in this area would require a new bridge.