New Canaan Metro North: Everything You Need to Know

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Like most towns, the New Canaan Metro North train station parking is a challenge.  There are multi-year waitlists in New Canaan’s Metro-North train stations. Here is our guide to New Canaan Metro-North Train Station Parking.

Metro-North Commute from New Canaan, CT to New York City

New Canaan residents have the option to use two Metro-North stations- the New Canaan station or the Talmadge Hill station. Both stations are branches of Metro-North New Haven line and depending on the train schedule, you may have to transfer at the Stamford station. The train ride from New Canaan to Grand Central is approximately 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 33 minutes. While the train ride form Talmadge Hill to Grand Central is approximately 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 28 minutes.

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New Canaan Metro-North Train Station Parking Permit Waitlist

Currently, there is no wait to get a spot at the Talmadge Hill station. The waitlist ranges from 3-7 years to obtain a permit at the New Canaan Metro-North station.  You can call 203-594-3040 to get the most up-to-date parking permit information.

Daily Parking at New Canaan Train Station

Daily parking spots are available at both stations for $5.00 per day.  The New Canaan lots fill up by the first two trains and the Talmadge Hill lot will fill up by the 8:01am train.  Another parking option is to buy a permit to park for the day at one of the unoccupied parking spaces in the permit lots of Richmond Hill lot and Talmadge Hill lot.  The daily parking permit is only available to New Canaan residents and the cost is $7 per day.  Since the intention of the daily parking permit is for occasional commuters, you are only allowed to use the daily parking permit a maximum of 2x a week.  You can purchase a 10 pack and replenish as needed.

Weekend Parking

Weekend parking is free at both New Canaan Metro-North train station and Talmadge Hill Metro-North station.

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