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Amtrak rail passenger service can be useful if you're planning to see New England without your own car. There are other useful train services as well, and nostalgic train excursions.

Amtrak Northeast Regional Train, New England
Amtrak Northeast Regional Train, New England

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Ten passenger railroads and four freight railroads share the tracks between Boston, New York and Washington DC, which carry 2,100 trains per day. Nine of the passenger railroads are for commuters, the tenth is Amtrak, the US national rail passenger system.

Amtrak Trains - New England

  Amtrak train routes in New England USA
  Amtrak routes
in New England

The USA's national rail passenger service runs useful trains along the "Northeast Corridor" from Washington DC, Baltimore MD, and Philadelphia PA via New York City's Pennsylvania Station to New Haven and Hartford CT, Springfield MA, Providence RI, and Boston MA. More...

Separate services connect Boston with Portland ME via the New Hampshire coast, and Boston with Albany NY via Worcester, Springfield and the Berkshire Hills. More...

Amtrak Train & Bus Stations in New England USA
Red markers = train stations, blue = connecting bus stations.

Metro North-New Haven Trains

Besides Amtrak service from New York City's Penn Station, there is Metro North train service from New York City's Grand Central Terminal to New Haven CT (the New Haven Line), every hour on the hour from 7 am until after midnight on weekdays, with extra trains put on during the peak morning and evening hours.

Metro North Railroad Route Map, New York City
Click on the map for a larger version.

Service on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays is almost as frequent, with a train at least every two hours. The trip from Grand Central to New Haven takes 1-3/4 hours. See the Metro North Railroad website for more.

Shore Line East Trains

You can continue your train journey eastward along the Connecticut shoreline on a Connecticut Shore Line East commuter train from New Haven to New London. Amtrak trains also run this route, but less frequently, with fewer stops.

Shore Line East trains stop at Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook and Old Saybrook along the way Here's a map of all the stations.

See the Shore Line East website for more.

Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail

MBTA Commuter Rail trains connect Boston with suburban communities on the North Shore and South Shore of Massachusetts Bay, inland westward as far as Worcester, and south as far as Providence RI and T F Green Airport (PVD). More...

Boston — Cape Cod Train

On summer weekends, CapeFLYER trains run between Boston's South Station and Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. More...

New York City — Cape Cod
by Train & Bus

Here's one of the most comfortable ways to travel between New York City and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, for your summer vacation. More...

Nostalgic Trains &
Railroad Museums

Are trains more than just transportation to you? New England has a number of good railroad museums and excursion trains. More...

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Amtrak Trains to & in New England

Travel by Car in New England

Travel by Bus in Nw England

New York <—> Boston by Bus

Travel by Plane in New England

New England Transport

Where to Go in New England

New England Highlights

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Amtrak train routes in New England

Above, Amtrak trains in New England.


Mt Washington Cog Railway NH
Mount Washington Cog Railway
locomotive at the summit.

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