Take a Spin on Metro-North; West Haven to Grand Central Terminal.

On Thursday December 10, 2015, my father and I traveled on Metro-North to Grand Central Terminal.

West Haven, Connecticut is a modern station with long high-level platforms that opened just a few years ago.

Grand Central remains as impressive as always.

Our train was well-patronized and nearly at standing room by the time we departed Stamford.

This is impressive ridership, considering Metro-North operates a half-hourly inbound service from New Haven, with even more frequent rush-hour service from Bridgeport, and additional trains from Stamford. Not to mention Amtrak’s long distance trains to Penn-Station.

As always, there’s always opportunities for photography

I exposed these photos using my Lumix LX7 digital camera.

The sky was clearing when we arrived at West Haven. Check yesterday's post for views of a train of antique Metropolitan cars.
The sky was clearing when we arrived at West Haven. Check yesterday’s post for views of a train of antique Metropolitan cars.
Amtrak ACS-64 618 leads an eastward Regional train at West Haven.
Amtrak ACS-64 618 leads an eastward Regional train at West Haven.
My MetroCard that was good on Metro-North, the New York City Subway and PATH.
My MetroCard that was good on Metro-North, the New York City Subway and PATH.
Metro North train 1541 glides to a stop at West Haven. A good few passengers were ready to board.
Metro North train 1541 glides to a stop at West Haven. A good few passengers were ready to board.
In the bowels of Grand Central.
In the bowels of Grand Central.
America's most famous railway terminal!
America’s most famous railway terminal!
New Haven Line departure boards.
New Haven Line departure boards.

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