U.S., Amtrak at 50: Then, and Now What?

Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review, which he contributed to and…

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U.S., New Haven History: Afternoon Tea in the Dining Car

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 23, 2020 The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, commonly…

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U.S., New England: The New Haven Railroad Offered a ‘Sturdy’ Dining Car Menu History

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 6, 2020 The New Haven Railroad – or, as it was…

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U.S., Connecticut: Metro-North chief says it could take years to restore ridership to New Haven Line after pandemic; telecommuting expected to transform commuting patterns in future

By Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant; November 30, 2020 WEST HAVEN — With ridership still down by 80%, the president of…

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U.S., Connecticut: New Haven, state DOT end gridlock of past 2 decades in new deal for Union Station

By Mary E. O’Leary, New Haven Register; September 10, 2020 NEW HAVEN — Mayor Justin Elicker simply termed it “a…

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U.S., Connecticut: New Haven Union Station celebrates 100-year anniversary

A press release from the Connecticut Department of Transportation; April 6, 2020: The New Haven, Conn., Union Station celebrated its…

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U.S., Massachusetts: Springfield’s Union Station sees increase in numbers after new commuter line

By Sy Becker, WWLP 22 News; January 22, 2020 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Amtrak’s rail commuter line between Springfield and…

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U.S., Connecticut: Hartford Line exceeds 1 million riders as commuter rail exceeds forecast

By Eliza Fawcett, Hartford Courant; January 16, 2020 More than one million riders have traveled on the Hartford Line since…

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U.S., Connecticut: Hartford Line trains through Springfield set Thanksgiving ridership record

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; December 3, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — The Hartford Line commuter rail service attracted record ridership during Thanksgiving…

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Your Metro-North commute could get shorter if this new Connecticut transportation plan gets approved

By Eliza Fawcett and Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant; October 16, 2019 New York City could get a little closer under a…

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What timetables tell you about traveling: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; October 13, 2019 I love reading timetables. Not the new ones on smartphone apps,…

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Denver Union Station Eyed As Model Rehab For New Haven Union Station in Connecticut

By Thomas Breen, New Haven Independent; August 20, 2019 Union Station already has a 112-room hotel, a swanky second-floor bar,…

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Connecticut opinion: The Hartford Line’s success is not so much

Opinion By Robert Hale, The Connecticut Mirror; August 2, 2019 Connecticut officials claimed last month that the Hartford Line has been a “resounding…

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Some Connecticut communities along the Hartford Line can’t wait for the train to stop in their town

By Slade Rand, Hartford Courant; July 05, 2019 While the Department of Transportation waits for the state to fund construction…

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Connecticut: Hartford rail line issues one year report; looks to expand to Boston

By Matt Caron, Fox 61; June 19, 2019 NEW HAVEN — It was a year ago the Hartford Line began…

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Rail investments pay off for public in Connecticut: Editorial

By Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board, Connecticut Post; June 19, 2019 Politicians love a victory lap, and so it was…

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Connecticut’s Hartford rail line exceeds first-year passenger goal

By Joe Cooper, Hartford Business; June 17, 2019 State officials on Monday said the 62-mile CTrail Hartford Line outperformed its…

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Connecticut opinion: Metro-North must adopt better maintenance practices

By Robert Hale and Roger Senserrich, Connecticut Post; May 1, 2019 Gov. Ned Lamont’s 30-30-30 plan represents a long-needed, concrete…

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Connecticut: Berlin’s $18M town center is latest project spurred by Hartford Rail Line

By Matt Pilon, HartfordBusiness.com; April 22, 2019 As the 4:40 p.m. Hartford Line train accelerated southbound out of Berlin’s new…

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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 Governor Ned Lamont pitches tolls for rail improvements

By Ken Dixon, Greenwich Time; March 1, 2019 BRIDGEPORT — “Thank God the train was on time,” Gov. Ned Lamont…

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Connecticut: Next stop on the Hartford Line … West Hartford?

By Rick Green, Hartford Courant; February 13, 2019 West Hartford’s elected leaders came to the state Capitol Wednesday to make…

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Connecticut: Amtrak addresses Hartford Line overcrowding by limiting advance sales

By Rececca Lurye, Hartford Courant; January 18, 2019 In response to persistent overcrowding on afternoon Amtrak trains on the CTrail…

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6 Connecticut Shore Line East trips returning to trains from buses next week

By Ed Stannard; New Haven Register; January 16, 2019 Many Shore Line East commuters who have been riding buses instead…

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