It's time for better rail service in Connecticut. Faster and more direct service with better connections both within Connecticut and to New York City will attract more people from cars to trains and strengthen the regional economy.

We have reviewed every single train trip in the New Haven Line schedule and met extensively with Metro-North and Amtrak to gain insight into day-to-day operations. Together, we found that with additional funding, trains can operate 10 minutes faster between New Haven and New York City as early as 2022. By making these investments, we can save a daily commuter up to 82 hours a year.

Travelers within Connecticut will benefit from faster, more reliable, and more direct service providing improved access to jobs, education, and urban centers throughout the state.

Upcoming Service Improvements

Service Improvements Plan for 2022

CTDOT is working with partners on improving service on the Waterbury Line with the goal of adding two AM and two PM shuttles for hourly peak service.

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.