CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: May 21, 2018||
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
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WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
Connecticut Department of TransporTation LAUNCHES ENHANCED
hartfordline.com website FOR JUNE 16 NEW RAIL SERVICE
HartfordLine.com allows travelers to plan easily for upcoming travel
and provides convenient access to schedule, fare and station information
(HARTFORD, CT) –Today, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) launched a full buildout of www.hartfordline.com, its website for upcoming CTrail Hartford Line passenger rail service. The fully loaded website provides future Hartford Line riders with information for service launch on June 16, 2018.
“Our enhanced Hartford Line website offers quick and easy navigation to trip planning, station information, schedules and fares. It also offers wide-ranging information about easy-to-reach destinations from the Hartford Line,” stated CTDOT’s Commissioner James Redeker.
The website features a trip planner for passengers to explore and review schedules and plan their travel. Hartford Line riders can look at options for daily commuting as well as special trips to games, concerts and other destinations. Further, the site offers handy information for connections to Shore Line East and the New Haven Line operated by Metro-North Railroad to plan travel to New York City and other destinations.
HartfordLine.com easily adapts to a variety of devices including mobile phones and tablets. It features Hartford Line news and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section that covers topics ranging from fares and ticket types as well as pets, bicycles and other useful details.
“Making easy connections throughout Connecticut is one of the many benefits of the Hartford Line. This improved Hartford Line website gives customers the information they need to make travel choices for work, play and school,” said CTDOT’s Public Transportation Bureau Chief Richard Andreski. “It also showcases the many great destinations that are accessible from this new higher speed train service.”
When the Hartford Line service begins on June 16, 2018, it will provide Connecticut travelers with reliable, fast, and convenient regional passenger rail service throughout the I-91 corridor, with connections to other regional rail services. The Hartford Line will increase weekday roundtrip rail service between New Haven and Springfield significantly, from 6 to 17 roundtrips per day between New Haven and Hartford, and increase from 6 to 12 roundtrips per day between Hartford and Springfield.
On the Hartford Line, any ticket may be used on any train between Springfield, MA, and New Haven, CT, including intermediate stations, with the exception of the Amtrak Vermonter. Amtrak tickets are accepted on CTrail Hartford Line trains, CTrail Hartford Line tickets are accepted on Amtrak trains—it’s that simple.
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