CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: August 21, 2015||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
Revised Substitute Bus Schedules for New Haven-Hartford Springfield Amtrak Line
Changes effective Monday, August 24
In order to improve customer service and ensure better connections on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line, Amtrak has revised the schedules for substitute bus service that has been implemented to accommodate construction along the rail corridor, effective Monday, August 24, 2015.
The busing of Amtrak shuttles will occur Monday through Friday and continue through July 2016. The following Amtrak shuttle trains will be bused to and from New Haven Union Station and Springfield Station:
· Shuttles from New Haven, Connecticut to Springfield, Massachusetts: #490 (8:40 a.m.), #470 (10:30 a.m.) and #476 (5:20 p.m.).
· Shuttles from Springfield, Massachusetts to New Haven, Connecticut: #495 (7:10 a.m.), #493 (10:30 a.m.) and #479 (7:25 p.m.). Buses will depart from Lyman Street.
Buses destined for New Haven will depart Berlin, Meriden and Wallingford 30 minutes earlier than the respective train schedules. Otherwise, there will be no change in schedule, stops or connections. Amtrak passengers will board the bus at their respective stations and proper busing signage will be placed on buses and Hartford Line Stations. Additional Amtrak station service personnel will be on site in New Haven and Springfield to answer questions, as well as to direct passengers to their appropriate bus during this transition. In addition, announcements will be made on Amtrak trains traveling north from New York City to Hartford Line stations.
Reservation and train status information is available on Amtrak.com, their free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).