Windsor Locks station

This page has been written for people in western Massachusetts who are interested in using the Windsor Locks station in northern Connecticut.

For more general information please visit the Hartford Line website.

Windsor Locks station | July 7, 2022

Contents

Station and rail service overview

Parking

Bus connection to Bradley Airport

New station (under construction)

Further information


Station and rail service overview

Windsor Locks station
100 South Main St
Windsor Locks, CT

The station is about 15 miles south of Springfield and is right off Interstate 91 at Exit 42.

People living near Connecticut — as example, in Agawam and Longmeadow — should consider using this station instead of Springfield to save some time and money, since there is no cost to park at this station.

Passenger rail service

Hartford Line
• Springfield – Windsor Locks – Hartford – New Haven
Operated by Amtrak and CTrail

Northeast Regional
Springfield – Windsor Locks – NYC – Washington, DC – Virginia

Valley Flyer
Greenfield – Springfield – Windsor Locks – New Haven1

Vermonter
Vermont – Springfield – Windsor Locks – NYC – Washington

1 With scheduled connections in New Haven.

Tickets | purchase your Hartford Line ticket from the CTrail ticket vending machine adjacent to the platform station. These tickets are valid on any Amtrak or CTrail train from Windsor Locks, except Amtrak’s Vermonter.


Parking

The parking lot at the station has 30 spaces, with dedicated accessible parking available.

Parking is free and overnight parking is permitted.

Note though that this parking lot is not well lit, with its only source of light being the lights on the station platform and two nearby street lights on South Main Street. Extra care should be taken when walking in this lot at night.

There is no security so it’s one of those places where you park at your own risk.

A note about parking at the station

On an average weekday about 20 of the 30 available parking spots are filled at Windsor Locks station lot. On weekend days fewer parking spots are used.

In the very unlikely event that the station lot is full you can use the free Park & Ride lot which is about 250 yards (a 5 minute walk) north of the station at 65 South Main Street. This lot has over 300 parking spots. Note though that this lot only allows continuous parking for up to 48 hours.


Bus connection to Bradley Airport

CTtransit Route 24 (weekdays only)
Windsor Locks station to/from Bradley Airport

Note that the Route 24 bus will hold for up to 10 minutes for late arriving trains.


New station (under construction)

Rendering of proposed new station for Windsor Locks CT | August 2019

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is moving ahead with plans to build a new train station in the town of Windsor Locks.

The new station, which would replace the current Amtrak-owned station at the south end of town, will be located just to the north of the historic station building on Main Street.

The new station is important for western Mass for two reasons —

  • Windsor Locks is the station of choice for people living in Agawam and Longmeadow, since driving north (to Springfield) to catch a train headed south doesn’t make much sense, and
  • This new station will be the transfer point for a new dedicated shuttle bus connection between the Hartford Line and Bradley Airport.

Further information

Current station

Windsor Locks station | Hartford Line

New station (under construction)

Windsor Locks Station Project
Trains In The Valley

Page last updated: July 11, 2022
Page last reviewed: July 9, 2021