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Train Schedule Changes for Hartford Line, Shore Line East, and Amtrak

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is pleased to announce that effective Monday, July 26, 2021, additional train service will be added to the CTrail Hartford Line and Shore Line East. Seven round trips that were eliminated in March, 2020 will be returned to the Hartford Line schedule and seven additional trains will be added to the  Shore Line East schedule.  Four Shore Line East trains will be extended from Old Saybrook to New London to allow for more travel options.

On July 19, Amtrak will add additional service on the Northeast Corridor between Boston and New York. Also on July 19, the Vermonter, which was suspended in March 2020, will resume daily operation to St. Albans, Vermont.

“Expanding train service is an important step for public transportation not only for our state, but also for our region and our country. It means we are moving forward in the right direction,” said CTDOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti. “We can once again, safely and responsibly, connect in person with our friends and families who we have missed.”

Please visit the Hartford Line website to view the current schedule and check Hartford Line alerts to get all the latest information. Please visit to view the current schedule and check news and alerts to get the latest information. Please visit to view the current schedule and get the latest Amtrak information. You can also sign up to have alerts sent directly to your phone or email at and Information about all rail services in Connecticut is available at 

Rail passengers must wear a mask while on board the trains and at the stations. These preventative measures will help maintain a safe and healthy travel experience for all.

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