New train service to New Haven line

Metro-North schedules changed Nov. 9. For the first time, there will be new half-hourly service between New Haven and New York in the off-peaks and on weekends. Six weekday off-peak, 12 Saturday and 10 Sunday trains will be added to the schedule.

The new schedule will also include minor adjustments on all lines to improve reliability. The following information about the new schedule was provided by the CT Department of Transportation.

The new Metro-North schedule will now offer off-peak, half-hourly service on the outer New Haven Line as follows:

Weekdays: inbound from after the a.m. peak until 6:47 p.m., from New Haven, outbound from Grand Central Terminal from 5:49 a.m. until midnight (except during the p.m. peak, when service is more frequent)

Saturdays: inbound from 6:46 a.m. until 6:46 p.m. from New Haven, outbound from 10:04 a.m. until 10:34 p.m.

Sundays: inbound from 7:46 a.m. until 7:46 p.m. from New Haven, outbound from 11:04 a.m. until 10:34 p.m.

Two new super express trains — with travel times of one hour and 39 minutes — also are being added on weekend mornings.

A new Saturday train will depart New Haven at 9:20 a.m., stopping at Bridgeport only at 9:42 a.m., before going express to Grand Central Terminal.

A new train will depart New Haven at 10:41 a.m., on Saturdays and Sundays, make a Bridgeport stop at 11:03 a.m., then go express to Grand Central.

Finally, a new train will operate Saturday and Sunday evenings, departing New Haven at 10:46 p.m., closing a two-hour gap before the last train out of New Haven.