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Madison is the last intermediate Shore Line East town to receive Amtrak service with train service stopping there until the Beacon Hill (a Boston-oriented Commuter Train operating to New Haven) was discontinued on October 24, 1981. In 1980 it even had two trains per day with fittingly named The Shoreliner. The Amtrak station was located along Bradley Road just east of Wall Street and this was where the Shore Line East station was located until the current high-level platform and new parking lot opened on July 28, 2008. The current station is a block east of the previous station between the overpasses of Highway 79 (Durham Road) and Old Highway 79 with all access from the south via the driveway north from Bradley Road by walking through the station's 199 space parking lot.

The current station has the normal high-level platform that can accommodate about four cars. The platform has the normal wooden underside canopy that covers about half its length with red beams holding it up. Red is also the color of all fencing on the platform. There are a couple of small glass windscreens that extend a small distance out from each end of the platform and have Connecticut Commuter Rail logos etched into them. A automatic 'Train Approaching Stand Behind Yellow Line' voice and display is activated whenever a train is approaching the station. The one entrance has a staircase up to a small covered windscreened waiting area with benches set back from the platform plus a ramp down to the parking lot. This entrance has a white flat area where the roof is slightly gabled with a small glass copula capped by a decorative Connecticut Commuter Rail weather vane. Just east of the new high-level platform is a pathway green fenced off gate that leads to a small low-level platform and pedestrian crossing to a north track with a Wheelchair Lift sitting on the platform. This is used in the event of single-tracking (instead of a bridge plate) so a train can stop at the station on the north track.
Photos: 21 August, 2013

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Sign for the R.R. Station with the older Shore Line East Logo instead of just the generic Connecticut Commuter Rail Logo
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The entrance to the driveway to the new station (the old one was a few blocks away)
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The driveway to the parking lot is relatively short and luckily has a sidewalk
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The Connecticut Commuter Rail entrance sign
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GP40-2H #6694 fades off into the distance
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Entering the parking lot, the station is on the other side of it
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The driveway out of the parking lot
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Walkway to the emergency low-level platform so a train could stop on the north track
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Approaching the modern high-level platform
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Covered staircase or exposed ramp up to the Madison Platform
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Glass Windscreens have the Connecticut Commuter Rail Logo etched into them
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The exposed western end of the platform
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A sign at the end of the canopy
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A staircase to no path that isn't closed (but fenced around) at the eastern end of the platform
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The ramp of the platform and high-level area to nowhere
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The covered slightly enclosed waiting area set back from the platform
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