Massachusetts: Expanded rail service for Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield may begin Aug. 30; test trains running overnight this week

By Jim Kinney, MassLive.com; August 15, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — Daily passenger train service between the city’s Union Station, Holyoke, Northampton…

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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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Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield passenger rail must balance speed, cost and convenience

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; July 23, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — A commuter train trip from Springfield to Boston could take between…

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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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Massachusetts: Amtrak returns to Springfield’s Union Station concourse, new platform expected to open in four weeks

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; June 10, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — Amtrak showed off its new ticket window Monday and checked luggage…

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Massachusetts: Boston City Council votes to support Springfield-to-Boston high-speed passenger rail

By Shira Schoenberg, Masslive,com; May 1, 2019 The Boston City Council on Wednesday passed a resolution expressing support for building…

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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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Additional Greenfield, Massachusetts trains coming in June

By Bob Audette, Brattleboro Reformer, April 3, 2019 BRATTLEBORO — Advocates for expanded rail travel to Brattleboro and eventually to…

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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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Two big rail projects, one big vision for Massachusetts (Guest viewpoint)

By Stan Rosenberg, masslive.com; March 22, 2019 For decades, we in Western Massachusetts have been trying to get Beacon Hill…

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Former Massachusetts Senate president prods state Department Of Transportation to expand East-West rail study

By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle; March 13, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — Enough open houses. Hold public hearings. That was former…

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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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Massachusetts: Springfield-Holyoke-Northampton-Greenfield passenger trains a go for summer

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; January 31, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — Expanded passenger rail service north of Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton and…

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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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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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