On Monday (October 1, 7 p.m., Town Hall auditorium), a public information session explores Westport’s “Main to Train” study. The goal is to create better transportation connections between downtown and the Saugatuck train station.
Someone may mention trolleys. Cities and towns around the country are reintroducing the old-time vehicles as a way to move large numbers of people quietly and efficiently.
Westport had trolleys back in the day too. Streetcars carried passengers to and from Bridgeport and Norwalk — and beyond.
Spurs operated from the town center to the railroad station and Compo Beach.
I’m not sure when service ended — or why. But the tracks remained at least through the 1950s.
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(Hat tip: John Kelley)