When searching for apartments near Yale, you likely have a list of requirements, such as high-end features and modern appliances. Additionally, you want somewhere that is convenient. Whether you are completing your residency at the Yale-New Haven Hospital or you are attending the renowned Yale Law School, you will be traveling back and froth from the campus to your apartments daily, and you want the process to be as painless as possible.
Yale agrees with you, which is why they offer a shuttle that services many of the apartments near Yale, including our Metro Star apartments located at 297 George. Right across the street, at 300 George, is a Yale shuttle stop. It doesn’t get much more convenient than that.
Who Can Use It
The Yale University Shuttle is available for all students, staff, and faculty of both Yale University and the Yale-New Haven hospital system. It travels throughout the entire campus and includes various stops at apartments near Yale, the New Haven train stations, and the East Rock neighborhood.
How Much It Costs
The Yale shuttle is completely free. Its goal is to assist staff and students with their transportation needs, helping them get from their apartments near Yale to the medical and academic campuses with ease.
When It Operates
With the exception of a few key holidays (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Thanksgiving and Black Friday, New Years Eve and New Years Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day), the Yale shuttle operates all year long. The daytime shuttles operate from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays, and the nighttime shuttles run from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM on weekdays. For weekend travel, there is also limited shuttle operation during daytime hours.
Which Route to Take
The Yale shuttle provides four different routes to make the transportation process quicker; however, only two of those routes stop at our apartments near Yale. When living at Metro 297, the shuttle routes are the Blue Route and the Orange Route, since they both stop at 300 George:
- The Blue Route begins at the Prospect/Sachem intersection at 7:00 AM. A new bus will leave every 15 minutes, ensuring there is never too long of a wait at any stop. The final departure for the daytime route is at 6:00 PM. The Blue Route does offer evening service beginning at 6:00 PM; however, its starting point is 333 Cedar Street.
- The Orange Route also begins operations at 7:00 AM, but it departs from the Whitney/Canner intersection. A new shuttle will begin the Orange Route every 12-15 minutes, but it only operates until 11:00 AM before it takes a short recess. At 4:00 PM, the Orange Route will pick back up, and will continue into nighttime service.
How to Use It
Since the entire point of the Yale shuttle is to provide convenient transportation from the campuses to apartments near Yale, using the shuttle is also a breeze. You simply head out to the 300 George stop and wait—and shuttle should never be more than 15 minutes away. Of course, weather or traffic conditions can impact the schedule, but you can always check on the shuttle in real-time to ensure one is on the way.
If you are working or studying at Yale-New Haven Hospital or Yale University, than the Yale shuttle is an effortless way to get around. And best of all, it stops right in front of our luxury apartments near Yale for the ultimate level of convenience. To learn more about the high-end amenities and modern features of our Metro on Crown apartments, contact a leasing agent today.