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 Backshophoss
Depends on how SLE's Tariff (ticket)rules,most likely NO.
  by NH2060
jackintosh11 wrote:Can I take a Metro-North train to Stamford and then get on a Shore Line east train there and get off in New Haven?
I don't see why it would be a problem. Commuters do switch to the SLE express runs @ Stamford as it is so I don't see why you wouldn't be allowed onboard to only New Haven as long as you have a ticket (i.e. GCT to NHV). West of NHV it's really a Metro-North run with MNR personnel. East of there it's strictly SLE with Amtrak crews. Either way it's a CDOT train.
  by njtmnrrbuff
Yes, SLE doesn't run west of NHV on weekends. Yes, you should be able to involve your trip to NHV on an SLE set. When boarding your MNR train, just make sure that you are on a one that isn't designated to NHV.
  by Kilgore Trout
For a time I was commuting West Haven-GCT. If I missed the MN train, I just got on the following SLE train, rode to Stamford, and switched to MN there. Nobody batted an eye.
  by ebtmikado
SLE equipment between STM and NHV are Metro North trains, staffed by Metro North crews.
You just tell the ticket collector on the train from GCT that you are transferring at STM.
He or she will make a series of punches on the ticket, indicating the transfer, then return the ticket to you.

  by Noel Weaver
I can't possibly see where it would be a problem, after all these trains are listed in the current Metro-North public timetable. Common sense in this one.
Noel Weaver
  by Jeff Smith
MNRR is also the operator west of New Haven (union rules) for commuter service. Those revenues west of NH contribute to the cost-sharing agreement between CtDOT and NYS. I could not find a way to calculate the fare.

SLE Tickets and Fares
Shore Line East Connecting Passengers
Passengers who transfer from a Metro North train to Shore Line East may purchase combined tickets from Metro North ticket machines and ticket windows before boarding the train.
UniRail Ticket
If you live east of New Haven and work west of New Haven, it makes even more sense than ever to commute by train. Our combination Shore Line East/Metro-North UniRail Ticket saves you up to $51 a month. And, with no traffic, weather, car or parking problems and expenses, it's a great transportation bargain.

UniRail tickets are available at Union Station in New Haven, at any New Haven Line ticket window, and through Metro-North's Mail&Ride program. For further information on the Mail & Ride program, contact Metro-North at 1 (212) 532-4900.
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One-Way UniRail

Connecticut customers can purchase a Shore Line East one-way ticket and a Metro-North one-way ticket in one quick transaction at any ticket office or ticket machine.
  by jxzz
SLE and Metro North cross honoring tickets between New Haven and Stamford. In some sense, SLE is just an extension of MNR new haven line to New London.
  by Backshophoss
New Haven line,GCT to New Haven East,joint operation by MN,ConnDOT.
SLE,New Haven to New London,Join ops ConnDOT,Amtrak.
Note:SLE equipment,New Haven to Stamford,operated by MN T&E crews
NH H&Springfield,Joint ops Transit America,ConnDOT,allowed to use the Amtrak Springfield shuttles.
Springfield to Greenfield,joint ops MassDOT&Amtrak,expermental. PAR Dispatch.
  by ebtmikado
YES, you can. I've done it several times. Tell the conductor on the first train that you're transferring to SLE at Stamford, so that your ticket will be punched correctly.