New England: No More Early Morning Commuter Rail Service From Hartford To Springfield

By Alden Bourne, New England Public Radio; April 12, 2019 Starting Monday, there is no longer a train that can…

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New Connecticut Transportation Chief Promising Improved Hartford Line Rail Service

By Frankie Graziano, WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio; March 26, 2019 The state wants to add new train cars to the…

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Connecticut Cannot Make Amtrak Adopt ‘One Ticket, Any Train’ Policy

By Frankie Graziano, New England Public Radio; January 7, 2019 The state of Connecticut and Amtrak do not have a…

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New Connecticut DOT boss has trained for the job for more than 40 years

By Emilie Munson, Connecticut Post; December 29, 2018 Joseph Giulietti has walked every mile of the Metro North railroad track…

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Amtrak cites safety in dispute with Connecticut over passenger tickets refused on Hartford Line

By Stephen Singer, Hartford Courant; December 28, 2018 Amtrak on Friday cited safety as the reason it refuses to occasionally…

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Connecticut Governor-Elect Lamont selects former Metro-North president to lead DOT

By Mark Pazniokas and Keith M. Phaneuf, The Connecticut Mirror; December 21, 2018 Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has recruited Joseph J.…

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New England: ConnDOT finishes Hartford Line track project

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; September 26, 2018 HARTFORD — The Connecticut Department of Transportation said Tuesday it has completed four…

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Walk Bridge program unearths ancient fort in Connecticut

By Kyra Senese, Managing Editor; August 29, 2018 An archaeological investigation related to the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (ConnDOT) Walk…

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Sneak Preview: Ride The Hartford Line With Us Before Saturday’s Grand Opening Of New Commuter Railroad in Connecticut

By Matthew Ormseth, Reporter, Hartford Courant; June 13, 2018 There was a whistle — a short one, not very loud…

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Expanded north-south rail service from Springfield, Massachusetts to begin in June 2019

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; June 12, 2018 About a year from now, travelers will be able to leave Greenfield on…

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Connecticut: Hartford Line’s CTrail Trains To Run Without Bathrooms After ADA Complaint

By Rebecca Lurye, Reporter, Hartford Courant; June 12, 2018 A complaint from a state disability advocacy organization has shuttered bathrooms…

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Despite New CTrail Commuter Line, Rail Upgrades Lag North Of Hartford, Connecticut

By Rebecca Lurye, Reporter, Hartford Courant; June 12, 2018 While the new Hartford Line will roll through several modern train…

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Connecticut: Supporters hope new CTrail Hartford Line changes car culture

By The Associated Press, MyPlainview.com; June 11, 2018 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With a clutch of offices up and down…

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Hartford Line train hits 110 mph in test run on Connecticut tracks

By Jim Shay, New Haven Register; June 7, 2018 Recent track improvements have allowed an Amtrak train to reach a…

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Connecticut DOT gears up for Hartford Line testing

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 6, 2018 The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) on June 9 will begin test runs…

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Train fare increases, rail service cuts in Connecticut canceled

By Susan Shultz, Darien Times; June 6, 2018 After January’s statement that train fares on Metro-North for area commuters might…

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New England: When will CTrail Hartford Line train service to Springfield begin?

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; April 17, 2018 HARTFORD — Commuter train service from Springfield to Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut,…

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Connecticut DOT Blaming Amtrak For Decision To Lease 30-Year-Old Rail Cars for Hartford Line

By Gregory B. Hladky, Hartford Courant; April 6, 2018 Connecticut officials are blaming their decision to lease aged rail cars…

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New Berlin, Connecticut Train Station To Open Soon

By Bill Leukhardt, Hartford Courant; March 31, 2018 The new Berlin train station, under construction since 2016, should open by…

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CTrail in New England: How New Haven to Springfield line will work, cost to build it, ticket prices, train schedules and its MBTA connection

By Jim Kinney, The Republican, masslive.com; January 29, 2018 Anyone who has hit traffic jams at the junction of interstates…

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