Project 0304-0029 Webpage

Welcome to the webpage for Project 0304-0029, Naugatuck Railroad Station in the Town of Naugatuck.

A virtual public informational meeting for the project will be held on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 P.M. on Zoom and YouTube.

Please register for the virtual public information meeting at this Zoom link.  Registration is required to participate. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access the meeting.

This meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube:

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the community an opportunity to learn about the proposed project and allow an open discussion of any views and comments concerning the proposed improvements. A Q&A session will immediately follow the presentation.

The purpose of the project is to improve the station allowing the New Haven Line Waterbury Branch Line to pick-up and drop-off passengers, provide full access for all passengers, as well as supply parking to serve additional rail commuters in the region.  The proposed station will permit single-side ADA compatible passenger boarding of CTrail trains operated by Metro-North on the Waterbury Branch.  

The existing station is on a section of curved track that would preclude the use of high-level platforms and the addition of a second track. Relocating the existing station to its new proposed location to the south will mitigate the current substandard track conditions and align it with the Borough of Naugatuck’s plan to construct a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) along the railroad ROW near Rubber Avenue and Old Firehouse Road. This relocation will ease improvements to the station and surrounding areas as Naugatuck grows.  

The Naugatuck Rail Station project involves relocating the Naugatuck Station approximately 0.3 miles south of the existing station on the New Haven Line Waterbury Branch. The Naugatuck Railroad Station project consists of a new platform and canopy, a new elevator and stair tower, and associated site work. 

The station will include a new 350 foot high-level heated fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) platform with an integral heating system along approximately the full length.  The platform will accommodate up to a 4-car trainset with 350 feet in length to allow level boarding. Platform amenities will include canopies, wind screens, benches, and lighting. The station platform and connecting stair towers will include energy efficient LED lighting that is specifically designed to control the spread of light onto adjacent properties. Passenger information displays will be added to the station. Commuters would be able to connect directly to an enclosed two-story elevator tower connecting the passenger drop-off area to the platform with a ticket vending machine.

Parking will be added on the street and provide a vehicular passenger drop-off and pick-up area on site with allotted spaces for ADA and EV charging stations.  The site provides convenient access to the nearby businesses and residents through the borough’s complete street sidewalks plan.

There are right-of-way impacts associated with the proposed improvements which include the property currently owned by the Borough of Naugatuck.

Construction is anticipated to begin spring 2025 based on the availability of funding, acquisition of rights of way, and approval of permit(s).  The estimated construction cost for this project is approximately $26,000,000. This project is anticipated to be undertaken with 80 percent (80%) federal funds and 20 percent (20%) state funds.

The proposed project plans can be viewed here:

0304-0029 Naugatuck Site Plan

The Public Meeting Notice can be viewed here.

Members of the public can submit comments and questions during the two-week public comment period following the meeting. Please direct comments and questions by November 29, 2023 to:

Closed captioning will be available. Non-English translation options will be available on Zoom and YouTube. The recording will also be available on CTDOT’s YouTube Virtual Public Information Meeting playlist:

Persons with limited internet access, use the call-in number 877-853-5257 and enter Meeting ID 823 7970 6049. Persons with limited internet access may also request that project information be mailed to them within one week by contacting Richard Bertoli P.E., or at 860-594-2020.

Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

Language assistance may be requested by contacting the CTDOT’s Language Assistance Call Line (860) 594-2109. Requests should be made at least five business days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.


Additional Information for Public

Voluntary Feedback Survey

After the meeting, we hope you’ll take a few extra minutes to fill out our brief survey.

DOT Office of Equity – Title VI Program

MS-4 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems