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Southbound Acela from Boston transits Bridgeport Station without stopping. Bridgeport’s early history as a leader in intermodal transit set the stage for Acela’s inabilty to stop at Bridgeport. Screenshot from YouTube video by TransitLifeNYC at https://youtu.be/RIxayJ-zIAE.

Yes, Amtrak’s Acela Should Stop at Bridgeport — But Physically, It Cannot

Bridgeport’s history and the shape of the harbor conspire against the Acela. Our best hope for Acela service is Barnum Station.

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From 1875 bird’s eye drawing of Bridgeport.Beside the Pequonnock River, take note of the railroad at ground level serving the sailing wharves. This early intermodal transportation capability was created by the Bridgeport S-curve. Today, the S-curve blocks the Acela from stopping at Bridgeport Station.
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