Commuting by CTrail
Connecticut Department of Transportation operates two rail services for fast and easy travel along two major corridors: the Hartford Line serving stations along the I-91 corridor from New Haven to Springfield, MA; and Shore Line East serving stations along the I-95 corridor between New Haven and New London.
The Hartford Line is Connecticut’s newest intercity rail service providing fast, convenient and frequent service. This new service serves nine stations from New Haven to Springfield, MA with connections to MTA Metro-North Railroad at New Haven for service into Grand Central Terminal in New York, to Shore Line East service from New Haven to New London, and with Amtrak for service along the Northeast Corridor between Boston, New York Penn Station and Washington, DC and other points. Frequent bus connections are available at all stations. New stations are available at Wallingford, Meriden and Berlin. For schedules, fares, and more information go to www.Hartfordline.com.
Shore Line East
Shore Line East provides travelers with fast and convenient service from New Haven to New London along the busy I-95 corridor. This service connects with MTA Metro-North Railroad at New Haven for service to Bridgeport, Stamford, New Rochelle and other stations into New York City. Shore Line East also connects with Amtrak at New Haven and New London for continuing service to Boston and Washington, DC, and Hartford Line for service to Hartford and Springfield, MA. Free parking is available at all stations except New Haven and New London. For schedules, fares, and more information go to www.ShoreLineEast.com.
Check out the Shore Line East schedule here and the Hartford Line schedule here for additional connections and destinations.
Or visit our town-by-town Transit Finder to see what rail options are available in your town.
Or call our Customer Service Team at
(877) CTrides (877-287-4337)
Riding buses and trains in Connecticut is now FREE for most students at participating U-Pass CT schools! The cost of the program is already included in your student fees, so all you need is your U-Pass CT and your valid student ID and you’re on your way. Click here for details.
New Haven Line
The New Haven Line, operated by Metro-North Railroad, consists of the New Haven Main Line (from New Haven through Greenwich to stations in New York, ending at Grand Central Terminal in New York City) and the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury Branch Lines. Service is provided 7 days a week.
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Amtrak operates intercity rail service along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) from Washington, D.C. to Boston. Amtrak NEC stations in Connecticut include Stamford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Old Saybrook and New London. Amtrak also provides service at all Hartford Line stations from New Haven to Springfield, MA. For schedules, fares and more information go to www.Amtrak.com, or call (800) USA-RAIL (872-7245)