Reduced train service begins today with new schedules
Beginning today, the New Haven Line will operate on an hourly schedule, with extra trains during peak times weekdays.
This is approximately 50 percent less than a normal weekday schedule. The New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branch lines will also operate on a reduced schedule.
The reduced service is the result of massive ridership reductions — Metro-North is now carrying 94 percent less commuters than usual — that has gutted the agency’s revenue stream.
The new schedule will be posted on the website and at Hartford Line train stations. Shore Line East will continue to operate on a weekend schedule seven days a week.
All rail customers are encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets before boarding. Hartford Line and Shore Line East customers may purchase rail tickets using the CTrail e-Tix mobile app or through Ticket Vending Machines located at New Haven Union Station, New Haven State Street Station and all Hartford Line stations.