Northeast Corridor Train Schedules Change between New Haven and Boston
Beginning July 2, schedules for many trains operating between New Haven and Boston will be adjusted to accommodate track and catenary improvements for the new bridge over the Niantic River located between East Lyme and Waterford, Connecticut. This phase of the project is expected to be completed in fall 2012.
The revised schedules replace those shown in Amtrak printed timetables. The most up-to-date schedule and train status information is available on Amtrak.com, our free iPhone app and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).
Please note: Tickets issued prior to the schedule change date may not reflect the adjusted departure times. While Amtrak makes every effort to notify passengers about schedule changes, passengers are encouraged to confirm their departure times prior to travel.
Niantic Bridge Project Information
The newly constructed Niantic River Bridge will replace one of the oldest movable bridges in the country, a two-track, bascule (rolling lift) bridge that was built in 1907, which has been in continuous operation ever since. The bridge is one of five movable bridges along the Northeast Corridor rail line between New Haven, Conn. and Boston, Mass.
The next major milestone for bridge-related elements of this project will be to shift rail traffic to the new structure with the first track scheduled to open later this summer followed by the second track sometime this fall. In spring 2013, the existing bridge will be demolished. The three-year project, which began in April 2010, is being constructed at a cost of $140 million. It remains on-schedule with an estimated completion date of May 2013.
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