Infrastructure

Infrastructure

It's time to re-invest in the great rail infrastructure Connecticut already has. We need to bring the railroad to a state of good repair and beyond - rebuilding it in a way that will be transformational for all customers that use the tracks - enabling faster speeds on CTrail, Metro-North, and Amtrak trains.

Our foot-by-foot investigation of the railroad between New Haven and Greenwich identified opportunities to significantly speed-up service by repairing and improving existing infrastructure.. Our comprehensive program to upgrade or replace tracks, signals, and structures will yield both near- and long-term benefits. It is an ambitious yet realistic plan that requires no new rights-of-way or major permitting, only funding.

UPCOMING INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

CTDOT has already started working with partners to complete infrastructure improvements on the Waterbury Line including:

  • New Positive Train Control (PTC) compliant signal system
  • New passing sidings
  • Track and major bridge improvements
  • High-level platforms

Related Projects and Programs

Connect 2035 The Northeast Corridor Commission’s reinvestment plan for improving rail service along the Corridor over the next 15 years.

Walk Bridge Program Replacement of the aging moveable bridge in Norwalk will begin in Fall 2021.