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Holiday Service

We wish you a happy and safe upcoming Thanksgiving!

In anticipation of increased travel over the holiday period, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has announced additional train service, and the inclusion of extra cars to help alleviate potential overcrowding. Please also note the following schedule changes:

  • Friday, November 19: Weekday Service (Extra CTrail trains available)
  • Saturday, November 20: Regular Saturday Service
  • Sunday, November 21: Regular Sunday Service
  • Monday, November 22: Regular Weekday Service
  • Tuesday, November 23: Weekday Service (Extra CTrail trains available)
  • Wednesday, November 24: Weekday Service (Extra CTrail trains available)
  • Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving): Weekday Service, Weekend Metro-North connections
  • Friday, November 26: Weekday Service, Weekend Metro-North connections
  • Saturday, November 27: Regular Saturday Service
  • Sunday, November 28: Sunday Service (Extra CTrail trains available)

PDF Copies of the Hartford Line schedule can be found below:

Holiday Schedule (Nov 19 – Nov 28)
Regular Schedules Effective Nov 29



  • CTrail Hartford Line tickets and U-Pass CT will NOT BE ACCEPTED on Amtrak Northeast Regional Trains 136, 140, 141, 143, 146, 147, 148, 157 from Sunday, November 21 through Tuesday, November 30. 
  • Many Amtrak Hartford Line trains are expected to sell out through advance reservation sales and may only accept Amtrak tickets. Customers wishing to ride an Amtrak train during the holiday period are advised to consider using the additional CTrail trains when available or purchase tickets in advance through, the Amtrak app, or an Amtrak ticket agent.
  • Customers are advised to check prior to travel for service updates. 
  • Traveling early in the day is recommended when possible on CTrail Hartford Line trains. 
  • Reminder to all passengers: masks are still required on all public transportation services and in stations until further notice. We are taking preventive measures to keep you safe during COVID-19. To read more about the precautions taken, and what you can do to help, visit the Safety First section.
  • Remember to sign up for alerts or update your preferences on our alerts page for the most up-to-date travel information.
  • View the official CTDOT press release here.

See something, say something!

In an emergency, call 911. To report something suspicious, tell an authority, Call 1-866-HLS-TIPS (1-866-457-8477) or visit KEEPCTSAFE.COM

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