CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: September 22, 2015||
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New Haven Commuter Rail Line Schedules to Change October 4
Better Connection to Greenwich from Eastern Connecticut
New timetables are coming to the New Haven commuter rail line on Sunday, October 4, and will include a better morning rush hour connection to Greenwich for Shore Line East customers. Customers should look for other minor scheduling changes in printed timetables or online.
Commuters who ride Shore Line East’s 5:50 a.m. departure from New London, making all stops to West Haven, then Bridgeport, then arriving at Stamford at 8:03 a.m., will now be able to change at Stamford for an 8:14 a.m. train to Greenwich. The connecting train previously originated in New Canaan at 7:58 a.m. and ran express after Stamford. To allow for the added stop at Greenwich, the train will depart from Stamford and all New Canaan Branch stops two minutes earlier. It will now originate at New Canaan at 7:56 a.m.
On the New Haven Line’s Waterbury Branch, Metro-North will issue updated New Haven Line timetables effective November 16, reflecting the decommissioning of the temporary transfer station for Waterbury Branch customers at Devon and the conclusion of work on the Devon Movable Bridge. At that time, normal Waterbury Branch service will resume.
HOLIDAY SERVICES & SPECIAL TIMETABLES
NYC Shopper Specials will be operated for six Saturdays and six Sundays between November 21 and December 27, 2015:
· Saturdays, November 21 thru December 26: eight additional New Haven line trains
· Sundays, November 22 thru December 27: three additional New Haven line trains
Pre-Thanksgiving (Wednesday, November 25) getaway trains:
· Full service schedule with 10 NHL getaway trains between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
There will also be additional service on the New haven Line for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Thursday-Sunday, November 26 – 29, 2015.
On Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24) there will be the full service schedule, plus 10 additional getaway trains on the New Haven Line. On Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, there will be a special timetable, including getaway trains and extra evening inbound trains and overnight for New Year’s Eve.
The most up-to-date information on MTA service status is always available at www.mta.info. For immediate notice of service changes, sign up for email or text alerts at www.mymtaalerts.com.