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Updates on What's Going on at Shore Line East

Shore Line East will operate a weekend/holiday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018

On Monday, May 28, 2018, the following additional trains will operate:

  • Westbound train 3647 departing Old Saybrook at 4:05 p.m. and arriving at New Haven Union Station at 4:42 p.m. (no stops in Clinton, Madison, or Branford).
  • Eastbound train 3630 departing New Haven Union Station at 3:10 p.m. and arriving in Old Saybrook at 3:55 p.m.

The full Shore Line East schedule can be viewed here.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker today announced that with the signing of the state budget adjustment bill earlier this week, bus and train fare increases and service reductions that had been scheduled to take effect on July 1 have been canceled.

With a pending Special Transportation Fund (STF) shortfall, plans had been made for a 10 percent fare increase for rail commuters, a 14 percent fare increase for bus riders, and service reductions on several rail lines and transit districts. The budget passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Malloy accelerated the transfer of motor vehicle sales tax revenues from the General Fund to the STF beginning this year, stabilizing the STF in the short-term.

Read the official Press Release here.

A new Shore Line East Weekday timetable will take effect Monday, April 23, 2018.

The following are notes regarding the new schedule:

  • Amtrak will begin a major track work program between New Haven and Old Saybrook, affecting both Shore Line East and Amtrak customers.
  • 14 weekday trains will be replaced by buses beginning on Monday, April 23, 2018 and continuing every weekday through November, 2018. Weekend trains are not affected at this time.
  • Morning buses will leave earlier than current train schedule and travel time will be slightly longer.
  • Any valid Shore Line East ticket will be accepted for travel on these buses.
  • Double-check the schedule for possible minor train time changes.
  • Refer to New Haven Line schedules for NHL schedule changes.
  • Select Amtrak trains allow cross-honoring of Shore Line East Multi-Ride tickets.
  • All trains at Guilford Station will board on track 4 only.
  • Students at participating U-Pass CT schools can use the U-Pass aboard ALL Shore Line East trains. It is NOT accepted aboard any Amtrak train, including those trains listed on the schedule that accept Shore Line East Multi-Ride tickets. More details at CTrides.com/u-pass.

Please click here for more details.

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Shore Line East Rail Service to be Impacted by Amtrak 2018 Season Track Work Project 

Some Trains To be Replaced by Buses Beginning April 23, 2018

 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that beginning Monday, April 23, 2018, Amtrak will begin a major track work program between New Haven and Old Saybrook, affecting both Shore Line East and Amtrak customers.

 

Amtrak’s train maintenance program will address ongoing drainage issues along the railroad right of way and upgrade track conditions to improve the ride quality for customers.  

 

The work program entails using a Ballast Undercutting Machine to remove contaminated gravel, mud and fouled stone ballast from beneath the railroad tracks.  The installation of clean stone ballast and realignment of the track structure will follow the undercutting activities.  

 

Amtrak work forces will start in the Branford area and work east towards Old Saybrook, spanning a distance of 23 miles. The first segment, between Branford and Guilford, will last approximately four months followed by track work between Guilford and Old Saybrook.  

 

One of the two tracks will remain out of service throughout the program, requiring substitute bus service to operate in place of some Shore Line East trains.  In total, 15 trains will be canceled and replace by bus service.  Additionally, three trains will wait between 10 and 15 minutes intermediately in Guilford due to train conflicts. The substitute bus program will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018 and continue every weekday through November, 2018.  

 

Buses will be staged at most Shore Line East stations during weekday mornings to speed travel to New Haven and in the evening, express bus service will be available to most stations.  Morning buses will leave earlier than current train schedule and travel time will be slightly longer.  Any valid Shore Line East ticket will be accepted for travel on these buses. 

 

“We’ve worked with Amtrak to minimize the inconvenience to our Shore Line East customers,” said CTDOT Rail Administrator Carl Jackson. “In the long run, Connecticut commuters will benefit from the track work being done by Amtrak. However, there will be some service and schedule changes affecting customers in the near term.”

 

Customers are advised to check shorelineeast.com and follow @SLEalerts on Twitter for the latest service information before they travel.

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Thank you.

A new Shore Line East timetable will take effect Saturday, March 10, 2018.

The following are notes regarding the new schedule, which can be viewed here.

  • Special trains will be available for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Sailfest Fireworks, and Labor Day. Please refer to the posted schedule for details about specific trains.
  • Double-check the schedule for possible minor train time changes.
  • Refer to New Haven Line schedules for NHL schedule changes.
  • Select Amtrak trains allow cross-honoring of Shore Line East Multi-Ride tickets.
  • Due to track work weekend trains at Guilford Station will board on track 4 only. Please see the SLE printed timetables for more information on specific trains.
  • Students at participating U-Pass CT schools can use the U-Pass aboard ALL Shore Line East trains. It is NOT accepted aboard any Amtrak train, including those trains listed on the schedule that accept Shore Line East Multi-Ride tickets. More details at CTrides.com/u-pass.

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To our valued Shore Line East customers:

Bureau of Public Transportation

Proposed Fare Changes and Potential Service Cuts

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will conduct public hearings on proposed public transit fare increases for bus, rail and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit services; and proposed service reductions to the New Haven Line, New Canaan Line, Danbury Line, Waterbury Line and Shore Line East rail services. Additionally, information meetings will be held on proposed CT River ferry fare increases. No bus or ADA paratransit services reductions are proposed at this time.

Details available here.

We thank you for your continued business.  Please continue to monitor shorelineeast.com for service updates and please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Thank you.

A new Shore Line East timetable will take effect Monday, October 9, 2017.

The following are notes regarding the new schedule, which can be viewed here.

  • Special trains will be available for the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's holidays. Please refer to the posted schedule for details about specific trains.
  • Double-check the schedule for possible minor train time changes.
  • Refer to New Haven Line schedules for NHL schedule changes.
  • Select Amtrak trains allow cross-honoring of Shore Line East Multi-Ride tickets.
  • Students at participating U-Pass CT schools can use the U-Pass aboard ALL Shore Line East trains. It is NOT accepted aboard any Amtrak train, including those trains listed on the schedule that accept Shore Line East Multi-Ride tickets. More details at CTrides.com/u-pass.

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