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09/10/2019

Train and Park and Ride Shuttles to The Big E Announced

Train and Park and Ride Shuttles to The Big E Announced

Shuttle Services to The Big E on Weekends and “Connecticut Day”

Available for Hartford Line Riders and from Enfield Square Park and Ride

 

(Newington, CT) – The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced today the availability of two shuttle bus options to The Big E. Both will be operated by King Ward Coach Lines and will serve passengers on all three weekends of The Big E (September 14th -15th, 21st-22nd and 28th-29th), plus Connecticut Day on Wednesday, September 18th, which is traditionally one of the busiest days for the fair.

The first shuttle is a free service for Hartford Line train passengers arriving at Springfield Union Station. The shuttle will meet incoming Hartford Line trains from New Haven at berth 24 in the bus area of the newly refurbished Union Station. A return shuttle will depart the Transportation Center near Gate 1 at The Big E to meet southbound tr

The second shuttle option for fairgoers departs the Enfield Square Mall park and ride lot (I-91, Exit 48) every half hour from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and returns to the lot every half hour until 11:00 pm. This shuttle will only operate on weekends and Connecticut Day. Tickets for the Enfield shuttle are $20 for adults and $15 for children age six to 12 and include admission to The Big E and round trip transportation. Round trip shuttle only is $5 for ages 6 & up. Purchases are CASH ONLY and tickets will be sold on-site from 8:45am to 5pm.

The Big E has announced that traffic may be more of an issue this year, with construction occurring on the Morgan/Sullivan Bridge just to the west of the fairgrounds where routes 159, 147 and 75 merge.

“We are very happy to announce the availability of the train and park and ride shuttle services being provided by The Big E,” said Richard Andreski, CTDOT Public Transportation Bureau Chief. “They will get Connecticut residents to the fair without the traffic and parking hassles so they can take advantage of all The Big E has to offer.”

The schedule for the trains and shuttles from Springfield Union Station to The Big E is as follows:

 

Saturday Arrivals

Train Number

Springfield Union
Train Arrival

Big E Shuttle Departure
Union Station Berth 24

CTrail Hartford Line 6400

9:42 AM

9:55 AM

Amtrak Hartford Line 450

10:18 AM

10:35 AM

CTrail Hartford Line 6402

11:33 AM

11:45 AM

Amtrak Hartford Line 460

12:23 PM

12:45 PM

Amtrak Hartford Line 464

4:24 PM

4:40 PM

 

Saturday Departures

Big E Transportation Center
Shuttle Departure

Train Number

Springfield Union
Train Departure

4:40 PM

Amtrak Hartford Line 467

5:30 PM

9:00 PM

CTrail Hartford Line 6411

9:45 PM

 

Sunday Arrivals

Train Number

Springfield Union
Train Arrival

Big E Shuttle Departure
Union Station Berth 24

CTrail Hartford Line 6400

9:42 AM

9:55 AM

Amtrak Hartford Line 450

10:18 AM

10:35 AM

CTrail Hartford Line 6402

11:33 AM

11:45 AM

Amtrak Hartford Line 460

12:23 PM

12:40 PM

Amtrak Hartford Line 464

4:24 PM

4:40 PM

 

Sunday Departures

Big E Transportation Center
Shuttle Departure

Train Number

Springfield Union
Train Departure

3:10 PM

Amtrak Hartford Line 465

4:00 PM

6:30 PM

Amtrak Hartford Line 497

7:30 PM

9:00 PM

CTrail Hartford Line 6411

9:45 PM

 

Connecticut Day

Wednesday, September 18th

Arrivals

Train Number

Springfield Union
Train Arrival

Big E Shuttle Departure
Union Station Berth 24

CTrail Hartford Line 4404

9:47 AM

10:00 AM

Amtrak Hartford Line 490

10:24 AM

10:40 AM

Amtrak Hartford Line 470

11:49 AM

12:04 PM

CTrail Hartford Line 4406

1:07 PM

1:20 PM

Amtrak Hartford Line 474

5:25 PM

5:40 PM

 


 

Connecticut Day

Wednesday, September 18th

Departures

Big E Transportation Center
Shuttle Departure

Train Number

Springfield Union
Train Departure

3:00 PM

Amtrak Hartford Line 475

3:55 PM

4:50 PM

Amtrak Hartford Line 417

5:45 PM

6:25 PM

Amtrak Hartford Line 479

7:25 PM

9:25 PM

CTrail Hartford Line 4415

10:25 PM

 

 

All Hartford Line train schedules are available at www.hartfordline.com. Shuttles are provided by The Big E and will be operated by King Ward Coach Lines. For more information about the shuttles and the fair, visit www.KingWard.com or www.TheBigE.com.


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