CTDOT Announces Hartford Line Service Changes for Weekend of September 7-10, 2018 and a New Schedule Effective September 10, to Accommodate Track Work
Buses will transport Hartford Line passengers this weekend between Hartford and Springfield as a second track is installed between Hartford and Windsor
(NEWINGTON, CT) - Beginning at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, September 7, CTrail Hartford Line and Amtrak Hartford Line rail service between Hartford and Springfield will be served by buses. This will allow workers to complete installation of the final section of double track between Hartford and Windsor. Buses will continue to transport passengers on this portion of the Hartford Line corridor until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 10. Customers should present their rail ticket to board these buses.
CTrail Hartford Line and most Amtrak Hartford Line service between New Haven and Hartford will be not be impacted by the weekend track work and will be served by trains as scheduled. Amtrak regional through trains will be bused between Springfield and New Haven and operated by train between New Haven and Washington. The Amtrak trains that will be bused from all stations New Haven through Springfield are numbers 140, 143, 146, 147, 148 and 157.
Amtrak’s Vermonter passengers will be transported by bus between New Haven and Vermont, beginning on Saturday September 8 through Tuesday, September 11. The extended service modification for the Vermonter train is to accommodate rail bridge rehabilitation work being done in Massachusetts by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Amtrak, Connecticut and Massachusettsworked together to coordinate the timing of these construction projects to minimize disruptions to passengers.
Effective September 10, 2018 a new Hartford Line train schedule will take effect through September 30th to accommodate continuing track work. Along with this new schedule, all Amtrak Hartford Line trains will now stop at New Haven State Street Station. This is the closest station to downtown businesses, shops, restaurants, theaters, museums and the New Haven Green.