Shore Line East: What's New
Train Service and Winter Weather
Regarding the pending winter weather:
At this time we have no additional service updates. As more information becomes available we will notify you. Stay tuned.
You can receive updates on train service by following @SLEalerts on Twitter:
Weekend Schedule On Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is this Monday, January 19. Shore Line East will operate a WEEKEND SCHEDULE with additional special trains:
- Early morning westbound train 3609 leaving New London at 5:30 a.m. and Old Saybrook at 5:55 a.m.
- Morning westbound train 3615 leaving Old Saybrook at 7:55 a.m.
- Afternoon eastbound train 3630 leaving New Haven Union Station at 3:10 p.m.
- Afternoon westbound train 3647 leaving Old Saybrook at 4:05 p.m.
1% SLE Fare Increase Effective January 1, 2015
A 1% fare increase on Shore Line East and New Haven line rail will take effect January 1, 2015. For more information please see the Connecticut Department of Transportation news release.
One-way SLE fares will increase between 0 and 25 cents with monthly fares increasing $1 to $5.
Riders should be aware that the increase will affect UniRail fares (combined Shore Line East/New Haven line tickets).
For more details, please refer to this chart or call Shore Line East customer service at 1-877-CTrides (1-877-287-4337).
You can get all the fare information at the Fares page.
Record Ridership on Shore Line East
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that ridership on Shore Line East – the commuter rail line between New Haven and New London – set a new record last month with 63,959 passenger trips.
Connecticut Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker said that the ridership jump in July represented a 5 percent increase over June, in part because of special service that was implemented in July for Sail Fest 2014. Through July 2014, there have been 382,716 rides, compared with 375,524 through July of 2013. Total ridership in 2013 increased by 5 percent compared with 2012.
Gov Malloy Announced Improvements to the New Haven Line Train Schedules
New Haven Line and Shore Line East Riders -
Governor Dannel Malloy announced improvements to the New Haven Line train schedules. The goal of the enhanced schedule is to reduce crowding on trains and increase convenience.
Read more here
The New Westbrook Station Opening
To our Shore Line East customers: The new Westbrook station will open tomorrow – Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – with service beginning on the new platform at noon. Thank you for your patience during this process.
Here's more detailed information on the improvements