Greenwich has two major rail lines which cross the community daily. These lines are Metro-North Commuter Railroad and Amtrak.
Metro-North: Greenwich has four stations on the 73-mile Metro-North Railroad line running between New York's Grand Central Terminal and New Haven, CT and is also less than five miles from the Stamford Metro-North station. The Metro-North line extends from Greenwich east to Port Chester, NY and west to Stamford from the four stations--Greenwich, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich.
On a typical weekday cycle, Metro-North runs 171 trains for commuters to Grand Central Station from the four Greenwich railway stations and a corresponding number of trains back to the four stations in Connecticut from Grand Central Station. The trip runs from 41 minutes for a non-stop express out of Greenwich to slightly longer than one hour for trains that make several stops from all four stations.
Greenwich Station: There are 51 trains out of the Greenwich Railway Station (between 5:09 a.m. and 12:34 a.m.) In peak periods, in addition to the 41-minute express out of Greenwich there are two trains that make one stop en route to Grand Central Station and four trains that make two stops.
Cos Cob Station: 40 daily trains out of Cos Cob (between 5:06 a.m. and 12:34 a.m.) with one full express, two one-stop and two two-stops trains.
Riverside Station: 40 daily trains out of Riverside (between 5:04 a.m. and 12:27 a.m.) with one express, two one-stop and three two stops trains.
Old Greenwich Station: 40 daily trains out of Old Greenwich (between 5:02 a.m. and 12:27 a.m.) with one express, five one-stop and two two-stop trains.
Metro-North Railway can be contacted for up to the minute schedules and news at 800-metro-info or at MTA-METRO-NORTH
Amtrak: This train line, which crosses via the Metro-North-Port Authority of New York rail system serves the Eastern U.S and linked to the rail network across the U.S. and in Canada. The Amtrak service out of Stamford offers up to 12 trains daily to Boston's downtown South Station and Route 128 Station and an equal number to Washington's Union Station.
Amtrak can be contacted for up to the minute schedules and news at 800-USA-RAIL. www.amtrak.com