The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced that on Tuesday, September 4th, it will end its free parking promotion and begin paid parking at the CTrail Hartford Line stations in Berlin, Meriden and Wallingford.
Paid parking applies Monday through Friday for both Hartford Line rail passengers and the public. Parking is free on weekends and federal holidays. These stations are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Please see below for additional information:
Meriden Station (60 State Street)
o Surface lot (65 spaces): $2/day. Pay at gate with debit/credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) or by cash at the parking kiosk located adjacent to lot before leaving.
o 24 Colony Street parking garage (225 spaces). First 2 hours free. $7/day for non-rail passengers. Hartford Line passengers pay only $2 with a voucher and may obtain it from the garage attendant by showing proof of rail ticket purchase. Cash payments can only be made at the garage parking pay station, located on the ground level at the Church Street entrance. Debit/credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) may be used at the pay station or exit gate.
Monthly parking available for both surface parking and parking garage*
o $20/month for rail passengers and $40/month for non-rail passengers.
Wallingford Station (343 North Cherry Street)
· Weekday Parking: $2/day. Pay before boarding the train at the parking kiosks or Hartford Line ticket vending machines. Passengers must provide their parking space number prior to remitting payment. Cash, debit and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) accepted.
· Monthly parking available for $20/month*
· 221 spaces available at the station’s two surface parking lots (North Cherry Street and Route 5).
*To apply for a monthly parking permit visit www.ctrides.com/parking.
In addition to servicing the Hartford Line and Shore Line East CTrail services, CTrides helps commuters find the best way to get to work or school and offers information and resources for travel options throughout Connecticut. CTrides offers carpools, vanpools, bus, train, biking/walking and teleworking solutions.
Relay Connecticut is a free service that provides full telephone accessibility. Call 711 and request the Relay Operator to contact CTrides (1-877-287-4337).
About the Hartford Line: The new service features 17 daily round trips between New Haven and Hartford, with 12 of these trips continuing north, terminating at Union Station in Springfield, MA. Trains operate at speeds up to 110 MPH, with a travel time between New Haven and Springfield of approximately 81 minutes. Hartford Line service provides direct or connecting service to New York City, Boston, and Vermont.