It's time for better rail service in Connecticut. Faster and more direct rail service with better connections within Connecticut and to New York City will reduce emissions and enhance access to economic opportunity. CTDOT, in partnership with Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak, will increase train speeds and decrease travel times, saving riders 82 hours annually. 

Connecticut deserves rail service that is: fast, frequent and reliable. CTDOT is working with Amtrak and Metro-North Railroad to...1. Offer residents 25 minutes of travel time savings; 2. Enhance direct one-seat ride access to New York City and Improve intra-CT connectivity.

Project Spotlight #1

New Haven Line Super Express

A new Super Express train will decrease travel times between New Haven and New York by 10 minutes in 2022. Travel time savings will increase to 25 minutes by 2035 with a series of infrastructure investments identified in the recently-completed New Haven Line Capacity and Speed AnalysisVisit the project map to learn more.

Passengers wait on the platform for a NYC-bound train in New Haven.

Project Spotlight #2

Hartford Line Express

Following a series of track and scheduling adjustments on the New Haven Line, CTDOT plans to launch a Hartford Line Express to New York City in 2022. The service will provide Hartford Line users a faster, more convenient ride to and from New York City. Visit the project map for more information.

Image of Hartford Union Station with the planform in the foreground and the CT Capital in the background.

Project Spotlight #3

Waterbury Line Service Expansion

Substantial infrastructure and safety improvements on the Waterbury Branch Line allow for seven new weekday trains to be added to the schedule, increasing the number of weekday trains from 15 to 22 – a 47% increase. These trains expand travel options in the Naugatuck Valley. Visit the project map to learn more.

Pedestrian ramp at the Waterbury Station platform. Image includes sidewalks leading the the ramp and a landscape photo of the platform.

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.