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Connecting Train Service at New Haven Union Station

CTrail Hartford Line

Connections to CTrail Hartford Line are available via New Haven Union and State Street Stations. Service operates north to Hartford, CT, and through to Springfield, MA, with additional stops along the route. Please visit the CTrail Hartford Line website for detailed schedule and fare information.

New Haven Line (Metro-North):

Connections to Metro-North Railroad are available via New Haven Union Station. Please note that most connecting Metro-North trains will board across the platform from the CTrail Shore Line East train.

Metro-North tickets may be purchased directly on-board any connecting Metro-North train without incurring a higher on-board ticketing fee if you present your Shore Line East ticket receipt. Tickets may also be purchased via the CTrail eTix app when purchasing a CTrail Shore Line East ticket.

Visit Metro-North for a detailed schedule and ticket information.

CTrail Shore Line East conductors can hold trains for a reasonable time to allow for late-arriving New Haven Line trains.


Amtrak connections are available via New Haven Union Station. Amtrak tickets can be purchased online at, the Amtrak app, or from a ticket agent at New London, Old Saybrook, and Union Station in New Haven.


Connecting Bus Service at New Haven Union Station


CTtransit provides local bus service in New Haven. Detailed information on routes to/from Union and State Street Stations can be viewed on the  CTtransit website.

New Haven Connector:

The  278 New Haven Connector Downtown Loop offers a weekday shuttle service to CTrail Shore Line East riders needing transportation to destinations not within walking distance of Union and State Street stations. Commuters must show the bus driver their CTrail Shore Line East Monthly Plus train ticket OR pay a fare of $1.75.

Union Station Shuttle:

The FREE Union Station Shuttle operates approximately every 20 minutes, seven days a week, from 6:05 a.m. to 12:55 a.m. All shuttle trips extend to the New Haven Green, creating easy connections to all other CTtransit local bus routes in New Haven. For more information and schedule details, visit CTtransit, or call (203) 624-0151.

Bus Service From Other Shore Line East Stations:

Madison, Clinton, Westbrook & Old Saybrook I River Valley Transit

*River Valley Transit, operated by the Estuary Transit District, services the Madison, Clinton, Westbrook, and Old Saybrook CTrail Shore Line East train stations providing connections to New Haven, New London, and Middletown. Call (860) 510-0429.

*Formerly 9 Town Transit and Middletown Area Transit.

New London I SEAT bus

Southeast Area Transit District (SEAT) serves East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Jewitt City/Lisbon, Ledyard, Montville, Mystic New London, Norwich, Stonington, and Waterford. For route and schedule information, call (860) 886-2631.

Connecting Ferry Services at New London Station

New London Station is served by several ferries that will take you to various destinations across Long Island Sound.