Metro North Train Delay Information (updated Sept. 29)
As many of you may know, the Metro North railway has been experiencing severe power outages throughout the past week. There have been some concerns coming in from alumni and guests who had planned on using the train to get to New Haven for Alumni Weekend, so we wanted to update you on your best travel options. Right now, Metro North is up and running again, but requires riders to switch trains in Stamford, and is only running about once an hour. There are also delays and cancellations occurring on a regular basis. By Friday this situation could be completely resolved, but you may want to explore other options (bus, ride shares, etc.) in the event that there are still issues. Please keep in mind that because of the train power outages, highways are quite congested right now, so if you are planning on driving you should leave more time for travel or plan a route with that in mind.
For more information on the current situation, please see: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/09/28/con-ed-temporary-power-fix-could-alleviate-some-woes-on-metro-north/.
You can also check on the status of Metro North on the MTA website: http://web.mta.info/supplemental/mnr/mnr_weather_info.html.
Stay tuned for updates – we are hoping for the best by Friday!
For the Friday reception/dinner, the Law School will provide round-trip shuttle service from, and back to, the Law School, Courtyard by Marriott, the New Haven Hotel, the Omni, and The Study starting at 5:00 PM. For Saturday’s class reunion receptions/dinners, round-trip shuttle service will start at the Law School and these hotels at 5:00 PM. For Sunday’s class reunion brunches, there will be a shuttle schedule in your registration packets. Please be sure to indicate whether or not you (and your guest) need shuttle service when registering
If you have other transportation needs, we recommend that you check with your hotel about its transportation services, as some hotels do offer limited shuttle service for patrons.
Local Taxi Service
Metro Taxi (203) 777-7777
Milford/New Haven Taxi Company (203) 877-0000
Quick Taxi (203) 777-7778
Yellow Cab (203) 777-7770
Please note it is difficult to hail a taxi on New Haven streets, so we recommend calling for a taxi if you need to use one.
Tweed New Haven Regional Airport
155 Burr Street, New Haven
Tweed Airport has regional jet service to Philadelphia on USAir. For more information visit: www.flytweed.com or call 203.466.8833.
Additional airports in the region: Bradley (Hartford-Springfield), TF Green (Rhode Island), JFK, LaGuardia, Newark and Westchester County Airports.
Airport/Limousine Shuttle Service
Servicing Bradley, LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark airports – advanced reservations are recommended.
Prime Time Shuttle of Connecticut
Red Dot Airport Shuttle
New Haven Union Station
50 Union Avenue, New Haven
Please note, Union Station has a curbside taxi stand, where one can get cab ride to and from downtown hotels and the Law School for about $10.
There is also free New Haven Downtown Shuttle Service available. Go to http://www.cttransit.com/RoutesSchedules/UnionStation.asp for more information.
Yale Transit Service
The University provides a walking escort service. You may request a walking escort at any time by calling 203.432.WALK (203.432.9255).
The University also provides an evening door-to-door Transit Service, which runs from 6:00 pm to 7:30 am. This service runs on a scheduled route around the campus, but also takes dispatched calls for off-route pickups. (For scheduled route information, go to http://www.yale.edu/transportationoptions/shuttle/nightshuttle.html.) To schedule an off-route pick-up, call 203.432.6330.
For both the walking service and the shuttle, just let the dispatcher know you are attending the Law School reunion.