New Haven-Area Route Renumbering Effective October 8

New Haven

Fri Sep 22

CTtransit is implementing a new statewide route numbering system. The new system is designed to work with new technologies such as real time bus information and will make the bus system easier for new and current riders to use.

Effective October 8, 2017, all New Haven-area routes, as well as the New Haven Connector Downtown Loop, will be affected.

Bus routes are grouped by the area of the state they serve or the type of service provided:

Bus routes that “branch off” to serve more than one location will have a letter added after the number to make those trips easier to identify. For example, the D – Dixwell Avenue route is now Route 238. Most trips on Route 238 end at Hamden Plaza; 238C trips continue on to Centerville while 238P trips end at Putnam Place.

Below, please find a list of the new route numbers & names and describes the major route variations you will see at bus stops, on bus destination signs, in printed timetables, and when using web sites like Google Transit or smart phone apps like Transit.

No changes to the bus routes or schedules will be made on October 8th – only the bus route numbers will change.

BUS ROUTES SERVING EAST HAVEN & FAIR HAVEN

201 – New Haven/Madison (Route S)

  • 201 goes to Madison via US-1

204 – East Haven (Route F)

  • 204 goes to Walmart and/or Branford Green via East Main St. or Short Beach
  • 204M goes to Momauguin

206 – East Chapel Street (Route G)

  • 206 goes to Lighthouse Road
  • 206E continues to East Haven Center
  • 206F ends at Ferry Street

212 – Grand Avenue (Route D)

  • 212 ends at Ferry Street (some trips also serve Front Street
  • 212B ends at Bella Vista
  • 212F goes to Foxon Road
  • 212U goes to Universal Drive
  • 212W ends at Walmart

213 – New Haven/North Branford (Route L)

  • 213X goes to North Branford via Foxon Road or Maple & Carol (bus runs non-stop between downtown New Haven and Foxon Blvd. via I-91)

215 – New Haven/Wallingford/Meriden (Route C)

  • 215 ends at North Haven Center
  • 215W goes to Wallingford
  • 215M goes to Meriden Transit Center
  • 215X, 215WX & 215MX buses run via I-91 for part of the route; all other trips serve Grand Avenue making all local stops

223 – Lombard Street (Route Q)

  • 223 ends at Clinton Park
  • 223W goes to Walmart via Middletown Ave.

BUS ROUTES SERVING EAST ROCK, NEWHALLVILLE & HAMDEN

224 – State Street (Route M)

  • 224 ends at State & Ridge
  • 224D goes to Devine Street
  • 224N goes to Northside

228 – Whitney Avenue (Route J) | 229 – New Haven/Waterbury (Route J4)

  • 228 ends at Whitney & Davis
  • 228C goes to Centerville (some trips also serve Hamden Plaza or Cheshire)
  • 228H goes to Hamden Plaza only (no Centerville)
  • 229 runs between New Haven & Waterbury
  • 229X runs via I-91 for part of the route between New Haven and Waterbury

234 – Winchester Avenue (Route O)

  • 234 ends at Newhall & Mill Rock
  • 234P goes to Putnam Place via Davenport Apts. (some trips also serve Leeder Hill Drive)

237 – Shelton Avenue (Route G)

  • 237 ends at Marlboro Street
  • 237P goes to Putnam Place (some trips also serve Pine Rock Avenue)

238 – Dixwell Avenue (Route D)

  • 238 runs between downtown New Haven & Hamden Plaza
  • 238C goes to Centerville (some trips also serve Circular Avenue and/or Hamden Hills)
  • 238P ends at Putnam Place

BUS ROUTES SERVING WEST ROCK, WESTVILLE & NAUGATUCK VALLEY

241 – Goffe Street (Route Z)

  • 241 goes to West Hills
  • At night and on Sundays, Routes 243 & 246 provide additional service to West Hills

243 – Whalley Avenue (Route B)

  • 243A goes to Amity Rd. (some trips also serve the JCC or continue to Seymour)
  • 243B goes to Brookside via SCSU
  • At night, some 243A & 243B trips run via West Chapel St. and/or West Hills

246 – Edgewood Avenue (Route Q)

  • 246 ends at Fountain Street
  • 246A goes to Amity Road
  • At night and on Sundays, some 246 & 246A trips may run via West Chapel St. and/or West Hills

254 – West Chapel Street (Route F) | 255 – New Haven/Ansonia/Seymour (Route F6)

  • 254 ends at Ella Grasso Blvd.
  • 255 runs between New Haven, Derby, Ansonia & Seymour
  • At night and on Sundays, Routes 243 & 246 provide additional service to West Chapel Street

BUS ROUTES SERVING LONG WHARF, UNION STATION & WEST HAVEN

261 – Boston Post Road (Route O)

  • 261 goes to CT Post Mall
  • 261X runs between downtown New Haven and CT Post Mall via I-95

265 – Congress Avenue (Route B)

  • 265 ends at West Haven Center
  • 265B goes to Bull Hill Lane (some trips also serve Union Station)
  • 265R goes to Oyster River/Bayshore
  • 265S goes to Savin Rock

268 – Washington Avenue (Route M)

  • 268 ends at Ella Grasso Blvd. (some trips also serve Union Station)
  • 268B goes to Bull Hill Lane via Veterans Hospital
  • 268C goes to Coleman & Greta via Veterans Hospital

271 – Kimberly Avenue (Route J) | 272 – Union Avenue (Route J)

  • 271 ends at Ella Grasso Blvd.
  • 271M goes to Milford Green & CT Post Mall
  • 271R goes to Oyster River/Bayshore
  • 271S goes to Savin Rock
  • 272 ends at Union Station (some trips also serve Columbus & Howard)

274 – Sargent Drive (Route Z)

  • 274 ends at Long Wharf
  • 274C goes to City Point

BUS ROUTES SERVING UNION STATION & STATE STREET STATION

State Street Station

Connections are available at New Haven State Street Station with CTrail New Haven Line (Metro-North), CTrail Shore Line East and CTrail Hartford Line (coming soon). The following CTtransit bus routes stop within one or two blocks of State Street Station:

  • 204 – East Haven
  • 206 – East Chapel Street
  • 212 – Grand Avenue
  • 215 – New Haven/Wallingford/Meriden (part-time)
  • 223 – Lombard Street
  • 274 – Sargent Drive
  • 278 – New Haven Connector (Weekdays AM only)

Union Station

Connections are available at New Haven Union Station with CTrail New Haven Line (Metro-North), CTrail Shore Line East, CTrail Hartford Line (coming soon) and Amtrak Northeast Regional & Acela Express service. The following CTtransit bus routes provide service to Union Station:

  • 212 – Grand Avenue (Sundays only)
  • 265 – Congress Avenue (Nights only)
  • 268 –Washington Avenue (Nights only)
  • 271 – Kimberly Avenue
  • 272 – Union Avenue
  • 278 – New Haven Connector (Weekdays PM only)

For customer convenience, the timetable for the 272 – Union Avenue route includes the trip times for all service between Union Station and the New Haven Green on the routes listed above.

Additional service to New Haven Union Station is provided by the Union Station Shuttle, a FREE service that operates between Union Station and the New Haven Green Monday thru Friday from 6:00am to 10:00pm.

Updated timetables for many routes are posted now, and the remainder will post soon. Printed timetables will be available soon.

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