NEWS AND NOTICES

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

Posted on 01/10/23

The elevators at Old Saybrook station will be out of service on the morning of Thursday, January 12, 2023, for inspections and testing on the hydraulic system.

Customers requiring elevator use should inform the Amtrak ticket agent at New Haven Union Station, call 877-287-4337, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we will work with the dispatcher to get the train onto the station side platform.

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Published: Tuesday, 10 January 2023 15:30
Posted on 01/10/23

Please note that CTrail Shore Line East trains will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule on Monday, January 16, 2023, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Please refer to the following websites for connecting train information:

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

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Published: Tuesday, 10 January 2023 12:45
Posted on 01/05/23

 Due to an upcoming construction project in Clinton, the following trains will be bypassing the Madison station and will experience other service adjustments as noted below: 

Weekday trains

  • SLE 1627 
    • Customers traveling to Madison should use a later train. 
    • Customers traveling from Madison will need to board a bus departing from the station at 5:57 a.m. to get to New Haven Union Station or any of the intermediate stops. 
  • SLE 1652 
    • Customers traveling to Madison need to get off at the Guilford station and then board a bus at 10:05 p.m., completing the trip to Madison.
    • Customers who travel from Madison should either take an earlier train or the train from Clinton station. 

.SLE Trains 1627 and 1652 will stop on track 1 at Westbrook station and Clinton station

 Weekend trains

  • SLE 3613 (Saturdays only) 
    • Customers traveling from Madison will need to board a bus departing from the station at 7:01 a.m. to get to New Haven Union Station or any of the intermediate stops. 
    • The train will stop on track 1 at Westbrook and Clinton stations.

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Published: Thursday, 05 January 2023 10:50
Posted on 12/22/22

 A winter storm is expected to bring rain and damaging winds starting Thursday night and into Friday. We are monitoring the situation, and CTrail Shore Line East will continue to operate. 

Our ground crews are standing by and will be ready to fix any weather-related damages to ensure safe operation, but we also urge riders to use caution at stations and train platforms. 

We will provide any updates on our website as they become available. And passengers with bus and rail connections should check with their service providers before traveling.

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Published: Thursday, 22 December 2022 16:45
Posted on 12/19/22

We wish you a happy and safe holiday season!

During the upcoming holiday period, we will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule for the dates below:

  • Monday, December 26, 2022
  • Monday, January 2, 2023

Please refer to the following websites for connecting train information:

Click here for CTrail Hartford Line schedule information.

Click here for New Haven Line (Metro-North) schedule information.

Click here for Amtrak Northeast Corridor schedule information.

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Published: Monday, 19 December 2022 17:30
Posted on 12/15/22

A new schedule will go into effect on Sunday, December 18, 2022 that reflects service updates following the completion of construction projects at the Madison station. 

We thank you for your cooperation and patience during the past two weeks. While inconvenient, each of these projects is part of the ongoing infrastructure enhancements to increase service reliability and make the system more efficient.

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Published: Thursday, 15 December 2022 09:00
Posted on 11/25/22

Due to construction and track work, the trains noted below will have service adjustments at the Madison station from November 28 through December 17.

 

Weekday trains

  • 1652 – SLE train 1652 will bypass Madison station. Customers traveling to Madison station will take the train to Guilford station and board a bus. If going past Madison station, you will stay on the train to continue your trip. Passengers traveling from Madison station east to New London will need to take the train from Clinton station
  • 1627 (Starting on 11/29) – SLE train 1627 will bypass Madison station. Customers traveling from Madison will board a bus to New Haven Union Station or any intermediate stops. Those customers departing from Guilford, Branford, or New Haven State Street, will not be impacted and will board train 1627 into New Haven Union Station. Customers traveling to Madison should use a later train.
  • Trains 1627 and 1652 will stop on track 1 at Westbrook station and Clinton station

 

Weekend trains

  • 3613 (Saturdays only) - SLE train 3613 will bypass Madison station. Customers traveling west to New Haven station will board a bus at Madison Station. Those customers departing from Guilford, Branford, or New Haven State Street, will not be impacted and will board train 3613 into New Haven Union Station
  • Train 3613 on Saturdays will stop on track 1 at Westbrook station and Clinton station

 

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Published: Friday, 25 November 2022 10:08
Posted on 11/16/22

 

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, we will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule.

Travelers going beyond New Haven are advised to check with the connecting transportation operator for their schedule information.

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Published: Wednesday, 16 November 2022 13:58
Posted on 11/10/22

The technical difficulties with the CTrail eTix app for iPhone users have been resolved.

Customers will need to update their app from the Apple store to version 1.9.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your patience.

Published: Thursday, 10 November 2022 08:38
Posted on 11/08/22

We are aware that some customers using the CTrail eTix app on an iPhone may be experiencing technical difficulties. Our technicians are currently working to resolve it as soon as possible. In the meantime, passengers can purchase tickets in the following ways:

  • At any ticket vending machine available at New Haven State Street and New Haven Union Station. 
  • Full-service ticket windows are located at New London, Old Saybrook, and New Haven Union Station.
  • Onboard all CTrail Shore Line East trains with cash only.

Visit ShoreLineEast.com for details.

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Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Published: Tuesday, 08 November 2022 10:52
Posted on 11/07/22

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

The full schedule can be viewed here.

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Published: Monday, 07 November 2022 16:05
Posted on 10/25/22

 

The technical difficulties with the CTrail eTix app have been resolved, and the app is now working.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your patience.



Published: Tuesday, 25 October 2022 14:22
Posted on 10/24/22

We are aware that some customers are currently experiencing technical difficulties using the CTrail eTix app, and we are working to resolve it as soon as possible. In the meantime, passengers can purchase tickets in the following ways:

  • At any ticket vending machine available at New Haven State Street and New Haven Union Station
  • At full-service ticket windows located at New London, Old Saybrook, and New Haven Union Station
  • Onboard all CTrail Shore Line East trains with cash only


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Published: Monday, 24 October 2022 17:22
Posted on 10/17/22

Due to construction and track work in Branford, schedule times and track boarding assignments will be adjusted for the weekends of October 22-23 and 29-30.

The work between New Haven and Guilford each weekend will leave only one track open for train traffic. Additionally, the trains below will be substituted with bus service. 

  • Eastbound (To New London) train #3610
  • Westbound (To New Haven) train #3637

Please refer to https://shorelineeast.com/schedules for the full schedule and track assignments. 

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Published: Monday, 17 October 2022 15:40
Posted on 10/03/22

 CTrail Shore Line East will operate on the following schedules during Columbus Day weekend:

  • Saturday and Sunday, October 8 - 9, 2022: All trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule.
  • Columbus Day, Monday, October 10, 2022: All trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

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Published: Monday, 03 October 2022 14:51
Posted on 09/06/22

CTrail Shore Line East has resumed service. Passengers should expect residual delays from the track flooding.

 

 

Published: Tuesday, 06 September 2022 08:49
Posted on 09/06/22

Due to heavy rainfall and flooding, CTrail Shore Line East has suspended all service until further notice.

Our ground crews are evaluating the situation and fixing any weather-related damages so we can resume service as conditions safely allow.

Passengers who have bus and rail connections are advised to check with all operators prior to travel.

We will provide updates on our website as they become available.

 

 

Published: Tuesday, 06 September 2022 08:04
Posted on 08/30/22

CTrail Shore Line East will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022

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Published: Tuesday, 30 August 2022 08:04
Posted on 08/06/22

Due to construction and track work in Branford, schedule adjustments will be made on the weekends of August 6-7 and August 13-14. The work will require single tracking between New Haven and Guilford each weekend, which leaves only one track open for train traffic.


Schedule adjustments have been made to most trains. In addition, train 3610 eastbound and train 3637 westbound will have bus substitutions instead of operating as a train.

The work will also require that Branford and Guilford board and drop off all passengers at a single platform each weekend. On August 6-7, all trains will stop on Track 1 at Branford and Guilford. On August 13-14, all trains will stop on Track 2 at Branford and Track 4 at Guilford.

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Published: Saturday, 06 August 2022 08:13
Posted on 07/11/22

A new schedule will go into effect on Monday, July 11, 2022. This updated schedule will reflect operational improvements for the new M8 equipment, as well as changes made to the Metro-North schedule.

Published: Monday, 11 July 2022 08:04