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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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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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 Riders Greeted By Holiday Capacity Issues On Hartford Line Trains

By Frankie Graziano, WNPR Connecticut Public Radio; November 26, 2018 Non-Amtrak riders continue to be shut out because of capacity…

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New England: Hartford Line adds trains to Springfield Union Station

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; November 8, 2018 SPRINGFIELD — CTrail will have one additional Hartford Line train — on weekends…

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Getting There: Amtrak service failing in Connecticut

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Post; November 5, 2018 I’m usually a huge Amtrak fan. But not today. Sure, I love…

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Connecticut Asks Amtrak For More Cars On Hartford Line To Ease Crowding After Passengers Kicked Off

By Kenneth R. Gosselin, Reporter, Hartford Courant; October 27, 2018 Amid reports that some passenger have been kicked off crowded…

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Connecticut: As Ridership Booms On the Hartford Line, CTrail Riders Are Being Kicked Off Amtrak Trains

By Frankie Graziano, WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio; October 26, 2018 A seat on the 4:32 p.m. train out of Hartford’s…

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Picking up steam in New England: Rail advocates to meet in Springfield for updates on CTrail, expanded north-south service and east-west plans

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; October 11, 2018 SPRINGFIELD – Rail passengers and their advocates will gather Saturday in Springfield at…

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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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Connecticut Department of Transportation announces steps to improve Shore Line East service

By Jim Shay, The Hour; September 19, 2018 If you ride the Shore Line East railroad on a regular basis,…

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New England: CTRail On Track To Surpass 1st Year Ridership Goals

By Fred Vigeant, WSHU; September 10, 2018 The recently launched commuter rail service linking Hartford and New Haven with Springfield,…

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MGM Springfield Casino has Connecticut gamblers riding the rails: CTrail and Hartford Line busy

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; August 26, 2018 SPRINGFIELD – When the 11:47 a.m. Hartford Line train pulled into Springfield’s Union…

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Connecticut: Restrooms now open on New Haven-Hartford Line rail cars

By Ed Stannard, Post-Chronicle; August 13, 2018 Restrooms on the Hartford Line, the high-speed commuter rail line that began rolling…

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New England: CTrail Hartford Line ridership tops 10,000 in week one

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; June 26, 2018 CTrail, the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield train service, drew 10,719 fare-paying passengers in its first…

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CTrail service at Springfield Union Station can now connect you to New York City

By Hector Molina, WWLP; June 21, 2018 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The CTrail service can now take you beyond New…

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OP-ED – The Hartford Line: The Train to the Future May Yet Stop Here

By Susan Bigelow, Connecticut News Junkie; June 21, 2018 I crammed myself aboard an Amtrak train with a few hundred…

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Connecticut: Over 20,000 rode CTrail trains during free first weekend

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; June 18, 2018 SPRINGIFELD — More than 20,000 riders took advantage of free trips on the…

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AT WORK: Train conductor for the new Hartford Line

By Ashley Kus, Staff, Record-Journal; June 16, 2018 As the long anticipated New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line launches, a dozen conductors…

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Connecticut: A new rail link between Hartford and New Haven and ‘life completely changed’

By Clarice Silber, The Connecticut Mirror; June 18, 2018 Bronx resident Thomas Rome would regularly crisscross between New York City…

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