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NEWS AND NOTICES

Updates on What's Going on at CTrail Shore Line East



EFFECTIVE 6/1: Schedule Update


The following schedule adjustments will take effect on Monday, June 1:

  • Train 3627 will operate Monday-Friday only, departing New London at 10:12 AM.
  • Train 3657 will operate Monday-Friday only, departing Old Saybrook at 5:30 PM.
  • Train 3636 will operate Monday-Friday only, departing New Haven Union Station at 5:25 PM.
  • Trains 3629, 3655, and 3638 will ONLY operate on weekends.

CTrail Shore Line East customers should refer to the following websites for connection information:

  • Click here for Amtrak Northeast Corridor schedule information.
  • Click here for New Haven Line (Metro-North) schedule information.
  • Click here for CTrail Hartford Line schedule information.

Please refer to the schedule here for all travel beginning Monday, June 1.

COVID-19 Information:

  • Cash sales are suspended on board all trains. Please use a ticket vending machine or the CTrail eTix app for CTrail Hartford Line, CTrail Shore Line East, and connecting New Haven Line (Metro-North) train tickets before boarding.
  • CTDOT strongly encourages customers to wear a mask or face covering and practice social distancing while waiting at rail stations and riding trains. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a distance of at least six feet from others. CUSTOMERS WHO FEEL SICK SHOULD NOT USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

For the latest information, resources, and guidance related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit ct.gov/coronavirus.



EFFECTIVE MONDAY, 5/11: Face Masks Required for Travel on Amtrak Trains


Effective Monday, 5/11, face masks or face coverings are now required on all Amtrak trains. If you do not have a mask available the crew will provide one for you to wear onboard the train.

CTrail Hartford Line and CTrail Shore Line East trains are still adhering to the State of Connecticut’s policy which highly encourages customers to wear face masks or coverings. Click here for more information on the face mask policy specific to CTrail Hartford Line and CTrail Shore Line East trains.

For the latest information, resources, and guidance related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit ct.gov/coronavirus.



Updated COVID-19 Travel Requirements – April 20, 2020


Protect your family and ours by stopping the spread. Passengers should wear a mask or cloth face covering on all CTrail Shore Line East trains and at CTrail stations. And remember, public transportation is for essential travel only. Do your part to protect our #heroesmovingheroes and we’ll do ours to keep CT moving safely during this coronavirus emergency.

The Governor issued EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 7BB, effective Monday, April 20, 2020, at 8:00 pm, requesting the use of face masks or face covering when it is not possible to maintain a safe distance of six feet or more from others while in public. All passengers are requested to wear a face mask or face covering at all times whenever a six-foot distance from other people cannot be safely maintained on CTrail Shore Line East trains, any other public transportation service in Connecticut, and within any semi-enclosed transit stop, waiting area, or CTrail station.

This Order is in addition to the requirement that public transportation is to be used for essential travel only such as getting to and from work or for procuring essential needs. Customers who feel sick should not use public transportation.

Nothing in this order shall require the use of a mask or cloth face covering by anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to his or her health or safety because of a medical condition, a child in a child care setting, anyone under the age of 2 years, or an older child if the parent, guardian or person responsible for the child is unable to place the mask safely on the child’s face. If a person declines to wear a mask or face covering because of a medical condition as described above, such person shall not be required to produce medical documentation verifying the stated condition.

Read more on Governor Lamont’s new face covering requirements here: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Office-of-the-Governor/Executive-Orders/Lamont-Executive-Orders/Executive-Order-No-7BB.pdf



EFFECTIVE 4/20: All CTrail Shore Line East Trains Operating on a Reduced Schedule


EFFECTIVE 4/20/2020: ALL CTrail Shore Line East trains will operate on a reduced schedule until further notice.

  • Please refer to the reduced schedule here for all travel beginning Monday, April 20.
  • All cash sales are suspended for all trains. Please use a ticket vending machine or the CTrail eTix app for CTrail Hartford Line, CTrail Shore Line East, and connecting New Haven Line (Metro-North) train tickets prior to boarding.
  • New Haven Line (Metro-North) and Amtrak are also operating reduced schedules during this time. All CTrail Shore Line East customers should refer to Amtrak Northeast Corridor and New Haven Line (Metro-North) schedules for connection information.
    • Click here for Amtrak Northeast Corridor schedule information
    • Click here for New Haven Line (Metro-North) schedule information

CTDOT strongly encourages the public to reserve rail and public transit for ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY such as getting to and from work or for procuring essential needs. Customers should wear a mask or face covering and practice social distancing while waiting at rail stations and while riding the train. (Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a distance of at least six feet from others, when possible). CUSTOMERS WHO FEEL SICK SHOULD NOT USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

View the official CTDOT press release here. For the latest information, resources, and guidance related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit ct.gov/coronavirus.



EFFECTIVE 3/16: All Weekday CTrail Shore Line East Trains Operating on a Weekend Schedule


As part of the state’s effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, effective Monday, March 16th, all weekday (Monday – Friday) CTrail Shore Line East trains will operate on a weekend schedule, with extra trains available.

  • Extra Weekday trains:
    • Westbound (To New Haven):
      • 3609 departing New London at 5:24 AM
      • 3615 departing Old Saybrook at 7:48 AM
      • 3647 departing Old Saybrook at 4:27 PM
    • Eastbound (To Old Saybrook):
      • 3630 departing New Haven at 3:25 PM
  • Weekend trains will continue to operate as scheduled on their respective days – there are no extra trains available on Weekends (Saturday and Sunday). Please reference this schedule for all travel Monday – Friday until further notice
  • Avoid the ticket windows and save time by using our new CTrail eTix app for CTrail Hartford Line, CTrail Shore Line East, and connecting New Haven Line (Metro-North) train tickets. Click here for more information.
  • Amtrak is not cross-honoring SLE Multi-Ride Tickets on their trains during this time
  • Effective 3/19: All cash sales are suspended for all trains. Please use the CTrail eTix app or a ticket vending machine (where available) to purchase tickets.
  • CTrail Shore Line East through trains to/from Stamford are not running during this time; customers must transfer to Amtrak or New Haven Line services at New Haven Union Station
  • New Haven Line (Metro-North) operating a reduced daily schedule beginning Monday, April 13. Please double check all connections at MTA.info/mnr.
  • All CTrail Shore Line East customers should refer to Amtrak Northeast Corridor and New Haven Line (Metro-North) schedules for connection information
    • Click here for Amtrak Northeast Corridor schedule information
    • Click here for New Haven Line schedule information

View the official CTDOT News Release here.

Vea el comunicado de prensa oficial de CTDOT en español aquí.

For the latest information, resources, and guidance related to COVID-19, visit ct.gov/coronavirus.



CTDOT Taking Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions for Public Transportation


At CTrail, the safety of our customers and employees is of the highest importance. We are taking actions based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health experts. These actions, which began the week of March 1, 2020, are being conducted for all CTrail Hartford Line, CTrail Shore Line East, and New Haven Line (Metro-North) commuter rail services. These measures include:

  • Nightly sanitizing of all trains including an interior wipe down of high contact surfaces using cleaning and disinfection protocols from the CDC
  • Station operators have increased cleaning of stations using CDC-recommended cleaning products and methods
  • At our busiest stations, Stamford, Bridgeport and New Haven, touchpoints such as door handles, escalator handrails, and elevator buttons are being wiped down multiple times each day

The State of Connecticut is taking various actions to respond to the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). CTrail is also staying in constant communication with state and federal emergency management agencies to adjust our protocols, if necessary.

We will continue to respond to the latest on COVID-19 with the safety of our customers and employees as our highest priority.

View the official CTDOT Press Release here. (Comunicado de prensa disponible en español aquí.)

Information on the statewide response is available at CT.Gov/Coronavirus.