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

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  by roavabees
Are the Hartford line and the Shore line East two different line of the same sytem like mnrr's harlem, hudson, and new haven lines or are the completly independent of each other? They have different web pages, do the have completly different managment etc.
  by dieciduej
They are two different lines running both CT Rail and Amtrak service.

Hartford Line: New Haven to Springfield

Shore Line East (SLE): New Haven to New London

I believe Amtrak owns the trackage on both lines. As for the two separate webpages, it might be you can get lost on one large webpage so make two distinct pages so there would be no ambiguity.
  by DutchRailnut
SLE is a service by CDOT but run by Amtrak

the Hartford line is run by CT rail(CDOT) and Amtrak the CT rail trains are operated by TransitAmerica Services, Inc. a operating company and the Amtrak trains are operated by Amtrak
  by Arlington
dieciduej wrote: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:21 am I believe Amtrak owns the trackage on both lines.
Amtrak owns everything "beyond" (east of) New Haven;
North to Springfield
East through eastern CT and all of RI.
(beyond which Mass DOT owns everything within its borders, except for that SPG bit)
  by jxzz
They both have CTrail brand name. Separate lines, but share fleet. Not truly independent with each other