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
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
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014
- SLE New Fares in Effect - see chart below or ShoreLineEast.com for more
- New time for SLE Train #1651 from Old Saybrook to New Haven (please see new times)
- NEW - Discounted Student Monthly Tickets are available for purchase for students 18 years old or younger. Proof of age and student school ID Card required (not valid for college students).
- As of January 2014, federal tax law allows commuters to set aside up to $130 per month of his/her salary before taxes to pay for transit or vanpool fares and $250 for qualified parking.
BUS FARE INCREASES TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 19, 2014
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.
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 CTTransit.com.
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!
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.
- One-hour boat trips to New London Harbor Light (with a climb up to the lantern) on Saturdays at 11 AM, 1 & 3 PM (except July 13 - SailFest).
- One-hour Harbor Lighthouse tours at 12 noon and 2 PM. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 children age 14 and younger.
- Check ShoreLineEast.com for New London schedule information
To make reservations or learn more about special events, please call 860-912-6814, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!