New Boarding Platform at Clinton Railroad Station Opening Monday, April 4 on Shore Line East
The new second platform allows for increased train service seven days a week
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) marked the completion of a new passenger boarding platform at the Clinton Railroad Station on Shore Line East (SLE) on April 1, 2022, which more than doubles train service at the station.
Trains are scheduled to begin utilizing the new platform on Monday, April 4, 2022.
“Completing this major capital project increases safety, accessibility, and convenience for riders at Clinton Station and along Shore Line East,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph Giulietti. “The addition of more trains running through Clinton Station is welcoming news for riders commuting to work, shopping, and traveling for pleasure.”
The completion of the Track 1 platform means SLE customers will have more travel options between Clinton Station and New Haven or New London daily, along with convenient connections to the New Haven Line operated by Metro-North. Weekday train service to and from Clinton Station is increasing from 11 trains to 23 trains, and weekend train service from seven trains to 16 trains.
The newly completed high-level platform on the Track 1 side of the Clinton Station compliments the existing boarding platform. A new covered pedestrian bridge connects both platforms, allowing riders to park or be dropped off on either side of the tracks. The project also includes Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades, including dual elevators. The completed station also provides the infrastructure needed to provide Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in downtown Clinton.
Additional amenities include covered platform seating, convenience outlets for device charging, covered bike parking, Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, and blue light security phones. With these enhancements, the station now also offers 141 free parking spaces.
“This project is just another example of our commitment to increasing accessibility and convenience for all riders,” added Commissioner Giulietti. “Additional amenities and train service will encourage frequent commuters and new riders alike to consider Connecticut’s rail services as a safe, sustainable way to travel across our state.”
SLE passengers are encouraged to pre-purchase their rail tickets before boarding. CTrail passengers may purchase their rail tickets using the convenient CTrail eTix mobile ticketing app. Onboard cash ticket sales are available only with exact change or small bills.
CTDOT reminds customers to always wear a mask or face covering at train stations and when traveling on the train per the Transportation Security Administration. Customers who feel sick should not use public transportation.
An updated Shore Line East train schedule is available at shorelineeast.com. Customers are always encouraged to check the schedule and status of service before they travel.