CTrail | Passenger Rail Service in Connecticut
Now you can purchase CTrail tickets for Shore Line East and Hartford Line rail service, along with connecting New Haven Line (Metro-North) service, directly from your mobile device. Now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more information about the app and how mobile ticketing works, please refer to our frequently asked questions.
Passenger Rail Service in Connecticut
Passenger rail service in Connecticut is supported by CTDOT and consists of three main lines and three branch lines. The New Haven Line, operated by Metro-North, operates between New Haven and Grand Central Terminal in NYC. This line has three branch lines that extend to New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury. Shore Line East operates along the shore between New London and New Haven, with some through service to Stamford and connections to the New Haven Line. The Hartford Line operates between Springfield and New Haven connecting with New Haven Line and Amtrak Northeast Corridor service.
New Haven Line (www.mta.info/mnr)The New Haven Line, operated by Metro-North Railroad, consists of the New Haven Line between New Haven and Grand Central Terminal, NYC, and the New Canaan, Danbury, and Waterbury Branch Lines. Service operates daily. For additional information, please call (877) 690-5114.
STATION/PARKING information: http://as0.mta.info/mnr/stations/stations.cfm
SCHEDULE information: http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm
FARE information: http://as0.mta.info/mnr/fares/choosestation.cfm
For New Haven Line email alerts, sign up at www.mymtaalerts.com
Shore Line East (www.shorelineeast.com)
Shore Line East rail service operates daily between New London and New Haven. Convenient connections are available to the New Haven Line at Union Station, New Haven. Free parking is available at all Shore Line East train stations (except New London and New Haven). Trains and stations are handicapped accessible. For information, call 1-877-CTrides (1-877-287-4337) or visit www.shorelineeast.com.
Hartford Line (www.hartfordline.com)
The Hartford Line rail service launched on June 16, 2018 for daily travel between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, MA. The service is provided with a combination CTrail and Amtrak trains. Convenient connections are available in New Haven to New Haven Line, Amtrak Acela and Northeast Regional, and Shore Line East rail services, and a connection is available in Hartford to the CTtransit 30-Bradley Flyer to Bradley International Airport and CTfastrak bus rapid transit. For service information, call 1-877-CTrides (1-877-287-4337) or visit www.hartfordline.com.
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The Hartford Line service is part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program. This continuing infrastructure program allows for enhanced rail service between New Haven and Springfield, including new stations and double tracking, to provide faster, frequent and more reliable passenger service both locally and regionally. For more information about future improvements, please visit www.nhhsrail.com.
Amtrak offers Acela, Northeast Regional and Vermonter services in Connecticut. With service to 13 cities and towns in Connecticut and easy connections to other public transportation options, Amtrak can take you where you want to go in safer, greener and healthier ways. All Aboard and Enjoy the Journey!
There are over 50 rail stations in Connecticut. Please visit CTDOT's Travel Smart website and select "train stations" for locations and more information.