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New Haven Line
(operated by Metro-North) passenger rail service from New Haven to Greenwich and continuing to Grand Central Terminal, NYC. Branch line services to Waterbury, Danbury and New Canaan.
Hartford Line
passenger rail service from New Haven to Hartford to Springfield, MA
Shore Line East
passenger rail service from New London to New Haven
passenger intercity rail, including Acela, Northeast Regional and Vermonter train routes in CT


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Office of Rail

The Connecticut Department of Transportation supports the operation of two passenger rail lines and three branch lines in Connecticut.

Photos of Stamford rail station platform, interior of Shore Line East train, and a NH rail maintenance facility

The New Haven Line, consisting of the New Haven Main Line and the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury Branch Lines, is operated by Metro-North. The New Haven Line serves stations along the shoreline from New Haven to Greenwich and on to Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Shore Line East serves stations from New London to New Haven, with select trains continuing to Bridgeport and Stamford. Hartford Line serves New Haven, Hartford and Springfield.

(Note: Amtrak is not funded by CTDOT, but is an integral part of our regional transportation system - please visit their website directly for service information.)

CTDOT is committed to improving rail service as the new equipment, new rail cars and new train stations are brought on-line. The Department’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient and cost-effective transportation system that meets the mobility needs of its users. Achieving this mission is a great challenge, and a goal that the CTDOT professionals and its operators and contractors are striving to achieve. The Department recognizes the need to continue to identify, analyze, and continually improve the way we do our work, so to deliver better services and improve transportation infrastructure.


Rail Related Links

Ridership 2012 Rail Ridership News Release
Federal Railroad Administration FRA Website
Federal Transit Administration FTA Website
Seasonal Impact to Connecticut Commuter Rail Service Seasonal Impact Website