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Track work to affect service on Hartford Line, Amtrak

September 5, 2018

Work on the rail tracks between Springfield, Mass. and Windsor will affect some service on the CTrail Hartford Line and Amtrak starting this weekend, the state Department of Transportation has announced.

Beginning at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, CTrail Hartford Line and Amtrak 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 a.m. on Monday. Customers should present their rail ticket to board these buses.

CTrail Hartford Line and most Amtrak service between New Haven and Hartford will be not be affected 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, D.C.

The Hartford Line 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 through Tuesday, Sept. 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.

Effective Monday, a new Hartford Line train schedule will take effect through Sept. 30 to accommodate continuing track work.

Along with this new schedule, all 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.

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