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New Haven Line

The New Haven Line service carries 115,000 passengers per weekday and over 33 million trips per year. Metro North Railroad operates the New Haven Line and Branch Services for the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The New Haven Line is one of the busiest commuter lines in North America. Out of the 115,000 total daily commuters on the New Haven Line, approximately 80,000 originate from Connecticut traveling to in-state or New York destinations.

What is the state doing to improve service on the New Haven Line?

M-2 Passenger Car Critical System Replacement Program
Read about the replacement program

M-8 Passenger Rail Car Fleet Replacement Program
Read about the replacement program

New Locomotives - Dual Mode & MP-20

Connecticut has approved in December 2005, a $25 million dollar bond request to purchase 13 new locomotives for use on the New Haven and Branch Service Lines and in rail yard work. Six Dual Mode (diesel & 3rd rail electric) and Seven MP-20 diesel locomotive engines will be built in the coming years.
The state has submitted a request for proposal to build these locomotives in January, 2006. Bids are due to ConnDOT by July 2006.
The state will be looking to build the cleanest locomotives available to run on ultra-low sulfur fuel. These new locomotives will replace current fleet that is over 40 + years old. The total costs will be funded by state and federal dollars.

New Haven Line (Metro-North) Home page