NEWS AND NOTICES

Updates on What's Going on at Shore Line East

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 Monday - Friday 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
  • Saturday and Sunday trains will continue to operate as scheduled on their respective days - there are no extra trains available on 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) connections modified beginning Friday, March 27. 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.

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 last week, 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.

 

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Customers:

The following Amtrak trains will have schedule adjustments beginning Monday, March 16. Please note, only passengers with a valid CTrail Shore Line East Multi-Ride ticket (Monthly, 10-trip, 10-trip UniRail, Monthly UniRail) are able to ride these Amtrak trains at the CTrail Shore Line East fare. One-way ticket holders will be charged the higher one-way Amtrak fare. Additionally, the U-Pass is not accepted on these or any other Amtrak trains operating between the RI/CT border and the CT/NY border.

Westbound:

  • Amtrak #2151 will now make the following stops:
    • New London: 6:16 AM
    • New Haven: 6:59 AM
  • Amtrak #95 will now make the following stops:
    • New London: 7:43 AM
    • Old Saybrook: 8:02 AM
    • New Haven: 8:36 AM
  • Amtrak #93 will now make the following stops:
    • New London: 11:02 AM
    • Old Saybrook: 11:22 AM
    • New Haven: 11:58 AM

Eastbound:

  • Amtrak #190 will now make the following stops:
    • New Haven: 8:41 AM
    • Old Saybrook: 9:11 AM
    • New London: 9:31 AM
  • Amtrak #174 will now make the following stops:
    • New Haven: 3:45 PM
    • Old Saybrook: 4:15 PM
    • New London: 4:35 PM
  • Amtrak #176 will now make the following stops:
    • New Haven: 5:35 PM
    • Old Saybrook: 6:07 PM
    • New London: 6:27 PM
  • Amtrak #178 will now make the following stops:
    • New Haven: 9:43 PM
    • Old Saybrook: 10:13 PM
    • New London: 10:33 PM

View the official CTDOT Press Release here.

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Passengers:

This year we are celebrating 100 years of New Haven Union Station!

Join in the celebration by sending your New Haven Union Station photos, memories, and stories from the past century to info@CTrides.com. Photos and memories will be showcased in New Haven Union Station, on social media, and at the official celebration event in April.

Please be sure to include your name and the date(s) of the photos or memories that you share.

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Passengers:


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced today the launch of CTrail eTix, a smartphone-based mobile ticketing application, for CTrail Shore Line East and CTrail Hartford Line customers.


With CTrail eTix, passengers can now purchase CTrail Shore Line East and CTrail Hartford Line tickets, with optional connecting service on New Haven Line (Metro-North) trains, using a single device in one transaction with a credit or debit card!


Once purchased, CTrail mobile tickets are then stored electronically in a secure CTrail eTix account. When ready to use a mobile ticket, the passenger simply opens the application and presses a button to activate the ticket. After the ticket is activated, passengers then show it to the train conductor from their smartphone.


The CTrail eTix app also allows CTrail passengers utilizing the Berlin and Wallingford stations to purchase station parking.


CTrail eTix is available for free download from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store:

  • Apple App Store: Download Here
  • Google Play Store: Download Here

Passengers may find answers to the most frequently asked questions about CTrail eTix here.

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Customers:

In observance of Presidents' Day, CTrail Shore Line East trains will operate on the following schedules:

  • Saturday, February 15: trains will operate on a regular weekend/holiday schedule.
  • Sunday, February 16: trains will operate on a regular weekend/holiday schedule.
  • Monday, February 17: trains will operate on a special weekend/holiday schedule, with extra trains available:
    • 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

The full CTrail Shore Line East schedule can be viewed here.

Connecting Services:

  • Metro-North New Haven Line connections will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule Monday, February 17 for Presidents' Day. Please visit mta.info/mnr for more information on connections.
  • CTrail Hartford Line connections will operate modified schedules over the Presidents' Day weekend. Click here for more information on CTrail Hartford Line and Amtrak connections or visit HartfordLine.com.

View the official CTDOT press release here.

Earlier today Thursday, February 6th, an Amtrak train struck a pedestrian in the Madison area causing significant service interruptions this morning. We have since resumed normal service, though minor residual delays may be expected. Passengers are advised to monitor train updates on the “Alerts” section of the CTrail Shore Line East website.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has completed two public surveys to gain public input for the procurement of the next generation of rail cars for the state’s passenger rail system. Together the surveys generated nearly 1,300 responses and provided CTDOT with a clear vision of amenities to prioritize as the procurement process moves forward.

The surveys sought public feedback on key customer amenities for the coach interiors and helped launched a public lottery to select ten participants for a Customer Advisory Panel (CAP), representing a cross-section of all rail lines serving the state as well as four advocates representing disability rights organizations, bicyclists, pedestrians and the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council.

Results from both surveys reflect input from a customer base with diverse needs and preferences, yet many shared priorities. Read more of the survey’s findings in the CTDOT’s official press release, here.

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Customers:

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, CTrail Shore Line East trains will operate on the following schedules:

  • Saturday, January 18: trains will operate on a regular weekend/holiday schedule.
  • Sunday, January 19: trains will operate on a regular weekend/holiday schedule.
  • Monday, January 20: trains will operate on a special weekend/holiday schedule, with extra trains available:
    • 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

The full CTrail Shore Line East schedule can be viewed here.

Connecting Services:

  • Metro-North New Haven Line connections will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, with special trains available. Please visit mta.info/mnr for more information on connections.
  • CTrail Hartford Line connections will operate modified schedules over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Click here for more information on CTrail Hartford Line and Amtrak connections or visit HartfordLine.com.

View the official CTDOT press release here.

Season's Greetings CTrail Shore Line East Customers:

CTrail Shore Line East Trains will operate on the following schedules for the Christmas and New Year holidays:

  • Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24: trains will operate on a modified weekday schedule:
    • Trains 1685, 1634, 1642, and 1670 will operate on December 24 only.
    • Trains 1640 and 1668 will NOT operate on December 24.
  • Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25: trains will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule
  • New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31: trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule
  • New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1: trains will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule

The full CTrail Shore Line East schedule can be viewed here.

Connecting Services:

  • Metro-North New Haven Line connections will operate special schedules for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays. Please visit mta.info/mnr for more information on connections.
  • CTrail Hartford Line will be operating modified schedules over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Click here for more information on CTrail Hartford Line and Amtrak connections or visit HartfordLine.com.

View the official CTDOT press release here.

Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season!

UPDATE (Dec. 13 2019 - 6:30PM): The elevator on the Track 1 side at Guilford station is now back to working order.

The elevator on the Track 1 side (furthest from the parking lot) at Guilford station is currently out of service. Replacement parts have been ordered.

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Customers:

Wishing you a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

To accommodate CTrail customers during the Thanksgiving holiday, CTDOT will be providing additional service on CTrail Shore Line East for November 27.

November 27 Service:

  • Trains 1685, 1634, 1642, and 1670 will operate on November 27 only.
  • Trains 1640 and 1668 will NOT operate on November 27.

CTrail Shore Line East will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019.

The full CTrail Shore Line East schedule can be viewed here.

Metro-North New Haven Line connections will operate on a special schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday, November 28 through Sunday, December 1, 2019. 

CTrail Hartford Line will be operating special trains over the Thanksgiving holiday. Click here for more information on CTrail Hartford Line and Amtrak connections.

 

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Customers:

CTrail Shore Line East will operate on a regular weekend/holiday schedule for Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, 2019.

CTrail Shore Line East will operate on a regular weekday schedule for Veterans Day, November 11, 2019.

The full CTrail Shore Line East schedule can be viewed here.

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Customers:

CTrail Shore Line East will operate on a regular weekend/holiday schedule for Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 2019.

CTrail Shore Line East will operate on a regular weekday schedule for Columbus Day, October 14, 2019.

The full CTrail Shore Line East schedule can be viewed here.

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Customers:

The error we identified on October 1 with Google Maps displaying incorrect CTrail Shore Line East data has been resolved.

The Current CTrail Shore Line East schedule is available here with accurate time information.

Thank you for your patience,

Connecticut Department of Transportation

 

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Customers:

When users search for CTrail Shore Line East trains using Google Maps’ transit feature, a server error is causing incorrect train information to display. Our IT team is currently working on the issue with Google. We will update customers once the CTrail Shore Line East trains are displaying properly in Google Maps.

The Current CTrail Shore Line East schedule is available here with accurate time information.

Thank you for your patience,

Connecticut Department of Transportation

 

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Customers:

This morning CTrail Shore Line East train service was disrupted due to a malfunctioning track switch in Guilford. This resulted in delays of CTrail Shore Line East trains 1600 and 1621 and the cancellation of CTrail Shore Line East train 1627. Amtrak immediately dispatched emergency crews to make repairs when the issue was discovered. However, the switch malfunction required a temporary hold on train traffic, resulting in the cancellation of one train and additional delays.

The issue has since been corrected, and CTrail Shore Line East trains are currently running on or close to schedule.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this incident.

 

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Customers:

A new CTrail Shore Line East schedule will take effect Monday, September 30, 2019. Details are as follows:

  • The CTrail Shore Line East weekend schedule will be in effect for Saturdays, Sundays, and the following holidays:
    • November 28 and 29, 2019
    • December 25, 2019
    • January 1 and 20, 2020
    • February 17, 2020
  • The following trains will operate on November 27 and December 24 ONLY:
    • SLE 1634, 1642, 1670, 1685
  • The following trains will NOT operate on November 27 and December 24:
    • SLE 1640, 1668
  • The following trains will operate on November 29, January 20, and February 17 ONLY:
    • SLE 3609, 3615, 3630, 3647
  • SLE trains 1699 and 3699 do NOT have Metro-North connections. Customers should take an earlier train to confirm travel beyond New Haven.
  • Double-check the schedule for any other possible minor train time changes.
  • Refer to New Haven Line schedules for New Haven Line schedule changes.
  • Select Amtrak trains allow cross-honoring of CTrail Shore Line East Multi-Ride tickets.
  • Students at participating U-Pass CT schools can use the U-Pass aboard ALL CTrail Shore Line East trains. U-Pass is NOT accepted aboard any Amtrak train, including those trains listed on the schedule that accept CTrail Shore Line East Multi-Ride tickets. More details at CTrides.com/u-pass.
  • Amtrak train times are subject to change. Please refer to the Amtrak Northeast Corridor timetable for Amtrak train times during holiday periods.
  • Sign up for text and email alerts at www.ShoreLineEast.com/service-alerts.
  • New CTrail Shore Line East schedule available here.

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Customers:

CTrail Shore Line East will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule for Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019.

The full CTrail Shore Line East schedule can be viewed here.

Metro-North New Haven Line connections will operate on a Sunday schedule. Please refer to the New Haven Line schedule for special train times.

CTrail Hartford Line connections will also operate on a Sunday schedule. Please refer to the Sunday schedule for all CTrail Hartford Line and Amtrak trains.

Attention CTrail Shore Line East Customers:

Select CTrail Shore Line East trains will be changing boarding locations at Branford Station Only for today, August 2nd, Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th. All other station boarding assignments remain unchanged.

For today, August 2nd:

  • Eastbound Trains 1626, 1632, 1636, 1638, 1640, 1644, 1656, 1668, 1674, 1682 will be boarding on Track 2.
  • Westbound Trains 1667, 1671, 1675, 1687, 1691, 1693, 1695, 1697 will be boarding on Track 1.

On Saturday, August 3rd AND Sunday, August 4th:

  • Westbound Trains 3613, 3621, and 3629 will be boarding on Track 2.
  • Westbound Trains 3637, 3645, 3653, 3655, 3661, and 3673 will be boarding on Track 1.
  • Eastbound Trains 3600, 3604, 3610, 3618 will be boarding on Track 1.
  • Eastbound Trains 3626, 3034, 3638, 3042, 3652, and 3658 will be boarding on Track 2.

Reminder: a new schedule goes into effect on Monday, August 5th. More details here.