New rail service to roll from Connecticut to Springfield coming soon

Hampden County

Daily rail service between New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield will more than double on June 16, thanks to the Hartford line.

Created through a partnership between CTDOT, Ct rail, and Amtrak,12 trains will make the trip from Connecticut to Springfield every day.                                                                                                          

This new rail service will connect regional travelers to local businesses.

When the rail service launches it will operate at speeds of up to 110 mph, cutting the travel time from Springfield to New Haven to as little as 81 minutes.

Trains will be leaving union station for Connecticut destinations every half hour from five till seven in the morning.

“If you need to get to work in CT right now it’s hard you have to wait on buses you have to go through greyhound or peter pan to get down there, and they run every hour or hour and a half, when this runs every half hour it’ll make things really simple,” Springfield resident Jason Moran said.

The line will have connections to existing rail services that include Metro North, Shoreline East, and Amtrak.

The service will be offering free rides on opening day on June 16.

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