CTrail Hartford Line

Status: Under Construction | Opening May 2018

The CTrail Hartford Line is a planned commuter rail service between New Haven, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts.

The new rail service will use the Amtrak-owned New Haven – Springfield Line and supplement existing Amtrak intercity rail services along this rail corridor line.

Trains along the line will operate at speeds up to 110 mph, cutting travel time between Springfield and New Haven to as short as 79 minutes.

New Haven – Hartford – Springfield Rail Program map | July 2017
Source: http://www.nhhsrail.com/info_center/improvements_map.aspx

Travelers in New Haven, Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin, Hartford, Windsor, Windsor Locks, and Springfield will be able to board trains every 45 minutes during the morning and evening peak hours and every 90 minutes during off-peak periods.

The new service will connect with Metro-North’s New Haven Line commuter rail service, Amtrak services on the Northeast Corridor, and Shore Line East service.

The long-term vision of the Program, also known as the “Full Program” includes 25 round trip trains and 30 minute, bi-directional, peak hour service on weekdays.

CTrail Hartford Line Service Factsheet | October 2017
Source: http://www.nhhsrail.com/pdfs/hartfordline-factsheet-final.pdf


Proposed Schedules

Source: http://www.ct.gov/dot/lib/dot/CTrail_Hartford_Line_Proposed_Weekday_Schedule_Poster.pdf


Source: http://www.ct.gov/dot/lib/dot/CTrail_Hartford_Line_Proposed_Weekend_Schedule_Poster.pdf


The project is a broad partnership between the State of Connecticut, Amtrak, and the Federal Railroad Administration as well as the states of Massachusetts and Vermont.


Recent images

New Wallingford station – under construction
Parker Street crossing – looking South | June 29, 2017


New Meriden station – under construction
State Street – looking North | June 29, 2017


Further reading

Hartford Line (Official website)

New Haven – Hartford – Springfield Rail Program

Corridor Advisory Committee

“CTrail: How New Haven to Springfield line will work, cost to build it, ticket prices, train schedules and its MBTA connection”
By Jim Kinney | MassLive | January 28, 2018


Page last updated: February 3, 2018
Page last reviewed: July 24, 2017