Hartford Line

The Hartford Line, which is scheduled to launch in January 2018, 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.

Planned Hartford Line


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. When all of the planned improvements are completed, trains will operate every 30 minutes during 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.

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.


Further reading

New Haven – Hartford – Springfield Rail Program (Official website)

Request for Qualifications for a Service Provider for CTrail Hartford Line Passenger Rail Service (ConnDOT)

“New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Line Remains on Schedule to Launch in 2018”
Construction Equipment Guide | November 29, 2016



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