Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



April 4, 2022

Clinton Railroad Station Opens New Platform, More Than Doubling Train Service

The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently marked the completion of a new boarding platform at the Clinton Railroad Station, opening Monday, April 4 and more than doubling Shore Line East train service at the station. The new platform’s completion means Shore Line East customers will have more travel options between Clinton Station and New Haven or New London and easier access to the New Haven Line operated by Metro North.

With the new train platform, weekday train service will increase from 11 to 23 trains and weekend train service will go from seven to 16 trains.

“Commuters on Shore Line East will have many more options with the completion of this platform, which now offers many more transportation choices to local residents,” said State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex). “Three years ago, I joined state leaders for the groundbreaking of this project, and I’m so excited that it has reached completion. This is an important hub – and I’m especially encouraged that previous accessibility issues have been rectified, making sure everyone in the community can travel how they wish.”

The $12.5 million project additionally increased the train station’s parking spaces, added a drop-off area for commuters, added a bike shelter and formed a pedestrian bridge over the train tracks.