Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, nomis, FL9AC, Jeff Smith

  by thedarkliberator
Excuse my ignorance, but why are there no direct runs beyond new haven? Does Amtrak still own that section of track

  by crij
Shoreline East RR, is the commuter line between New Haven and Old Saybrook.
Metro North covers the commuters from New Haven to Grand Central.

The only Amtrak trains west of New Haven are through trains. Boston to Penn Station, Springfield to Penn Station

Hope this clears things up.

  by thedarkliberator
Thanks for the info, nice to be surrounded with people that know their stuff!

  by Otto Vondrak
There were some Shore Line trains that terminated in Stamford... dont know what became of that service.

Shore Line East is paid for with CDOT funds and is operated by Amtrak. The MTA/Metro-North is contracted to run CDOT service between GCT and New Haven, New Cannan, Danbury, and Waterbury.

Shore Line East service has little to do with who owns the tracks. Metro-North owns what is called the Northeast Corridor between New Rochelle (SHELL interlocking) and Fair Street, New Haven.