Weekend Trains are here!
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A formal event is being planned at Union Station for later this month to welcome weekend service to New London and to personally thank state and local leaders and coalition members for their support. Watch your inbox for more information and ride the new weekend trains!
THE NEW LONDON DAY ARTICLE, JUNE 1, 2013:
New London-New Haven weekend rail service begins…read more…
THE NEW LONDON PATCH ARTICLE, NOVEMBER 6, 2011:
Shore Line East Expansion gets Mayoral Support… read more…
THE NEW LONDON DAY ARTICLE, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011:
DOT Hears Call for More Shore Line East Service to New London… read more…
NORWICH BULLETIN EDITORIAL, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010:
Our view: Tourism industry needs investment, promotion… read more…
Contact Governor Malloy
Contact the Governor and the DOT
Tell them to expand Shore Line East now!
Call Governor Malloy Toll Free: 1-800-406-1527 or write him at: Governor Malloy
Call DOT: 860-594-3000 or write Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker at: Commissioner James P. Redeker
Hi, I'm _______. I live in ____________. I'm calling about the expansion of Shore Line East service to New London. I cannot believe Governor Malloy is not following through with weekend service. The delay is unacceptable and makes no sense! The rivers are not full of boats waiting an extra few minutes for a bridge opening in the winter! And in the summer, there are fewer trains running on the weekends, so the boaters will not have too many additional wait times. Bring the trains. Share the bridge. Support the economic development of Southeast Connecticut and give us some relief from a congested I-95.
THE SHORE LINE EAST COALITION ASKS YOU TO TAKE ACTION TODAY!
Write, Email or Call Governor Dannel P. Malloy
Write, email or call Governor Dannel P. Malloy to let him know that the expansion of Shore Line East to New London is important to you. Compared to many other transportation initiatives in the state, this project is straightforward and inexpensive . Bringing regular Shore Line Easts service to Southeastern Connecticut makes sense. We need this service now.
The Honorable Dannel P. Malloy
Office of the Governor
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
CALL Toll Free: 1-800-406-1527
E-Mail: Governor.Malloy@ct.gov OR use the web-form at:
Email Governor Malloy
Contact Your Lawmakers
Email your local legislators. Tell them that Southeastern Connecticut cannot wait any longer for the frequent, reliable and affordable commuter rail service. They have worked hard to get the project started - now we need the service!
SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE SENATORS
Daily, Eileen (Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook) Daily@senatedems.ct.gov
Maynard, Andy (Griswold, Groton, North Stonington, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling, Stonington, Voluntown) Maynard@senatedems.ct.gov
Prague, Edith (Andover, Bozrah, Columbia, Franklin, Hebron, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montille, Norwich, Sprague) Prague@senatedems.ct.gov
Stillman, Andrea (East Lyme, Montwille, New London, Old Lyme, Saybrook, Salem, Waterford) Stillman@senatedems.ct.gov
SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE REPRESENTATIVES
Coutu, Christopher (Canterbury, northern Norwich, Scotland, Sprague) Christopher.Coutu@housegop.ct.gov
Giuliano, Marilyn (Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook) Marilyn.Giuliano@housegop.state.ct.us
Hewett, Ernest (northern New London) Ernest.Hewett@cga.ct.gov
Jutila, Ed (East Lyme, Salem) Ed.Jutila@cga.ct.gov
Mikutel, Steve (Griswold, Lisbon, Plainfield, Voluntown) Steve.Mikutel@cga.ct.gov
Moukawsher, Ted (southern New London, western Groton) Edward.Moukawsher@cga.ct.gov
Olson, Melissa (southern Norwich) Melissa.Olson@cga.ct.gov
Reynolds, Tom (Preston, Ledyard, eastern Montville) Tom.Reynolds@cga.ct.gov
Ritter, Betsy (Waterford, southern Montville) Elizabeth.Ritter@cga.ct.gov
Ryan, Kevin (Bozrah, Lebanon, Montville) Kevin.Ryan@cga.ct.gov
Urban, Diana (North Stonington, Stonington) Diana.Urban@cga.ct.gov
Wright, Elissa (Groton) Elissa.Wright@cga.ct.gov
The mission of the Shore Line East Coalition is to extend the existing New Haven to Old Saybrook Shore Line East commuter service one more stop to New London and bring frequent, reliable, and affordable commuter rail service to the commuters, tourists, and residents of southeastern Connecticut.
We hope to accomplish our goal by:
- Raising awareness of the Shore Line East expansion project
- Garnering an active and vocal group of supporters: businesses, property owners, commuters, tourists, etc.
There are 28 train stations on CT’s I-95 corridor…
…only New London and Mystic do not have frequent, reliable and affordable commuter rail service!
The Shore Line East Coalition began as a subcommittee of New London’s City Center District. The Coalition was formed in May 2008 after the recognition by CCD that the extension of Shore Line East service to New London would provide significant economic benefits to businesses in the region and to residents and travelers looking for alternatives to the high cost of gasoline prices. OneMoreStop.net offers information about Shore Line East and the proposed expansion project and the many reasons to bring Shore Line East service to New London, as well as ways you can help bring Shore Line East to southeastern Connecticut.
CTDOT Proposes 10 New Weekday Shoreline Trains & Weekend Service
Governor Rell Promises Trains in December
Governor Rell has promised to begin SLE service to New London this year. In fact this summer, DOT proposed that the new service would start in December and include an additional 12 daily trains and 8-10 weekend trains.
Unfortunately Governor Rell is hearing from members of the CMTA, a powerful lobbying group, that opposes the expansion and wants to limit the number of trains to and from New London.
Thousands of Southeastern CT residents including many recreational boaters support commuter rail expansion to New London and understand the economic and environmental benefits of train service far outweigh the short delays of additional draw bridge closings to boaters.
We need a reliable alternative to I-95 which is crowded, dangerous, and under construction once again.
Let Governor Rell know that the expansion of the Shore Line East to New London must be on par with other shore line communities. To get there, we must have the additional 12 daily trains and 8-10 weekend trains that DOT has proposed to begin as proposed in December.
‘1000 Friends of Connecticut’ Open House
The New London Day’s coverage: Rell Urged To Expand Rail Service To New London
A very big thank you to all who came to our press conference on August 1, 2008 at the Union Railroad Station, New London). Our guests and speakers included:
Kevin Cavanagh, Mayor of New London
Jenny Contois, District Representative for Senator Joe Courtney
John Eginton, Captain of Mystic Whaler
Ernest Hewett, State Representative
Heidi Green, President of 1000 Friends of Connecticut
Mary Ellen Jukoski, President of Mitchell College
Ed Jutila, State Representative
Andy Maynard, State Senator
Stan Mickus, Marketing Director of Cross Sound Ferry
Steve Mikutel, State Representative
Ted Moukawsher, State Reprsentative
Rob Simmons, State of Connecticut Business Advocate
Andrea Stillman, State Senator