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12/23/2021

Holiday Train Travel

Amtrak, CTrail Hartford Line, and Shore Line East to operate on modified schedule for holidays. 

 

(Newington, CT) – Today, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced train schedule modifications for Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24, 2021), Christmas Day (Saturday, December 25, 2021), New Year’s Eve (Friday, December 31, 2021), and New Year’s Day (Saturday, January 1, 2022).

 

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:

On December 24, 2021 Amtrak, CTrail Hartford Line, and Shore Line East will operate on a weekday schedule. Metro-North’s New Haven Line will operate a modified weekend schedule with extra service.

On December 25, 2021 Amtrak, CTrail Hartford Line, and Shore Line East will operate on a weekend (Saturday) schedule. The New Haven Line will operate hourly weekend service.

 

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day:

On December 31, 2021 Amtrak, CTrail Hartford Line, and Shore Line East will operate on a weekday schedule. The New Haven Line will operate on a modified weekday schedule with extra late-night service.

On January 1, 2022 Amtrak, CTrail Hartford Line, and Shore Line East will operate on a weekend (Saturday) schedule. The New Haven Line will operate hourly weekend service.

Passengers are encouraged to visit hartfordline.com, shorelineeast.com, and mta.info for the latest schedule information.

During the Christmas holiday period, many Amtrak trains are expected to be sold-out. CTrail and U-Pass passengers are advised to use CTrail trains or check amtrak.com for seat availability. To avoid delays, passengers are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets can be pre-purchased at CTrail and Metro-North ticket vending machines, ticket windows, or on the CTrail and MTA eTix mobile apps.

CTDOT would like to remind customers to always wear a mask or face covering onboard trains and at stations. Customers who feel sick should not use public transportation.

Information about all rail services in Connecticut is available at CTrail.com.


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