Shore Line East: What's New

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

Information on Train Derailment February 25

Good morning.

We wanted to provide an update on the train derailment in New Haven that occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m. Tuesday February 25.

There were no injuries reported and all 14 passengers were removed from the train. Our passengers safety and well-being is our priority and we are working closely with local, state and federal authorities to determine what caused the incident.

At this time, train service has been restored to normal with minor delays. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 860-594-3062.

Attention Riders: SLE trains will run on a Holiday/Weekend schedule on Presidentsí Day, Monday 2/17

Please use our Weekend / Holiday Schedule


New Fare Information You Need to Know



 The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced today that most CTTRANSIT and ADA Paratransit fares will increase effective January 19, 2014. As a result of public input received during the fare increase process, some of the proposed fare increases were reduced and transfer policies have been improved.
 With the new fare structure, a one-way cash fare for CTTRANSIT local bus service will increase from $1.30 to $1.50. One-way ADA Paratransit service will increase to $3.00, and ADA Paratransit 10-trip books will cost $24.00. For express bus passengers who use “flash passes” instead of a 31-day pass, the fare increase will be effective for the month of February 2014.

Read the CT DOT Press Release
Go to CTTransit:

SLE Fare Increase to be in Effect on January 1, 2014

SLE Passengers, please remember that the third of three modest fare increases will go into effect on January 1, 2014. Monthly tickets on sale for January will reflect the new fares. The new fares will be implemented on the New Haven Line and Shore Line East. 

“This fare increase is the third in nine years,” said DOT Commissioner James P. Redeker. “During that time, operating expenses continued to grow due to inflation and service has been increased on weekdays and weekends on both the New Haven Line and Shore Line East. We held several hearings throughout the state prior to adopting the phased implementation of fare increases over three years.”

Read the CT DOT Press Release
See the new fares

Shore Line East Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Here are the details of Shore Line East operations during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Enjoy the holiday!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Shore Line East (SLE) will operate on a weekday schedule.
Thursday, November 28
SLE will operate on a weekend/holiday service schedule. Please check schedule for holiday service and for information on additional special trains operating this day.

Friday, November 29
Shore Line East will operate on a weekend/holiday service schedule. For New Haven Commuter Connection Shuttle buses, please visit  
Saturday, November 30  and Sunday, December 1, Shore Line East will operate on a weekend/holiday service schedule.

Old Saybrook station elevator out of services

Please be advised the Old Saybrook Station elevator will be out of service for repairs until further notice. Passengers who require assistance should call Amtrak at 800-872-7245. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

New SLE schedule effective: Monday, November 18, 2013

Shore Line East will be running on a new schedule effective: Monday, November 18, 2013

Click here to download a pdf of the new schedule

SLE Running Weekend Service Labor Day, September 2, 2013 - Plus Special Early Trains on Friday

On Monday, September 2, 2013, Shore Line East rail service will run on its Weekend / Holiday schedule in observance of Labor Day. On Friday, August 30, additional SLE trains will run to facilitate travelers. Download a schedule for a listing of train times.    
Special Friday Trains
Start Your Labor Day Weekend Early With Additional Trains running on Friday, August 30


    SLE Train #1675 leaves Old Saybrook at 3:05 PM


    Metro-North Train #3542 will connect to SLE Train #1642 Leaving New Haven at 5:45 PM (replacing SLE Train #1640)
    SLE Train #1626 leaves New Haven at 2:10 PM

For Questions or help, please call 1-877-CTrides (1-877-287-4337) to speak with a Customer Service Representative or visit Shore Line East to chat live.

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New Metro-North West Haven Station Opens August 18th

Read More about the new Metro-North West Haven Station Opening August 18th.

Parking Still Available, call us at (877) 287-4337


Summer's not over yet!

Take a Shore Line East train to the Block Island Express Ferry
Plenty of weekend trains to choose from. Take your pick!

SENTINELS ON THE SOUND: New London Lighthouse Saturdays

Take Shore Line East trains to visit New London Harbor Light, Ledge Light, & other area lighthouses by boat this summer!

Boat tours, special events, lighthouse talks every Saturday, July 6 through September 7, 2013, sponsored by the Custom House Maritime Museum. 

To make reservations or learn more about special events, please call 860-912-6814, or email

Service Expansion: New London Weekend Service starting June 1, 2013

We’ve added New Expanded  Service!

New Shore Line East weekend train service from New Haven to New London and Old Saybrook will begin Saturday, June 1, 2013.

19 New Weekend and Holiday trains including: 14 serving New London and 5 serving Old Saybrook.    
Download the new schedule to see new train times!