February 1, 2023

‘Southeast Shuttle’ Bus Service Launched from Old Saybrook

9 Town Transit now provides direct service to between Old Saybrook and New London with its new Southeast Shuttle.  This service replaces the current Niantic route that terminates in Niantic.  The Southeast Shuttle operates Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. between the Old Saybrook Train Station and the New London Transportation Center in downtown New London, via Old Lyme.

Old Lyme stops include the A & P, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme center, Shore Rd., Ryewood and Lymewood senior housing, and the Lymes’ Senior Center.  The cost of the service is $1.25 town per one way trip.

The new service provides a fast and convenient link between Old Saybrook and New London in a 45 minute trip.  Users from the Estuary region will also be able to connect for free to the Southeast Area Transit (SEAT) system at the New London Transportation Center for service throughout New London, Norwich, and other southeast Connecticut towns.

Easy connections can be made to such points as the Crystal Mall in Waterford, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, Connecticut College, Mystic, Foxwoods, and Mohegan Sun.

The service also allows New London/Norwich area residents to travel throughout the Estuary region.  Users will be able to connect for free to any 9 Town Transit service, with service to all nine Estuary region towns including such points Westbrook Tanger Outlets and Clinton Crossing Outlets.  Transfers can also be made to Middletown, New Haven, and Hartford.

The Estuary Transit District provides public transit service via the fleet of 13 buses to Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook through its 9 Town Transit service.  Connections are provided to New Haven, Middletown, Hartford and New London/Norwich bus services as well as Shoreline East Commuter Rail.

All services are open to the general public with no age or disability restrictions.

Additional information, route maps and schedules are available online at www.9towntransit.com or by calling 9 Town Transit at 860-510-0429.