HARTFORD, Conn. — Travelers will once again be able to utilize the Amtrak Hartford Line service as the transportation company plans on restoring the weekly service beginning Monday.
The trains operate between New Haven and Springfield, Mass. via Hartford. Amtrak said the restoration is due to anticipated increased demand.
The service will have seven total trains, including two weekday trains, one Saturday train, and four Sunday trains. Amtrack said it will restore the Amtrak Hartford Line trains to pre-pandemic (March 2020) levels.
“With the help of our partners at CTDOT and MassDOT, Amtrak is proud to restore service levels of the Amtrak Hartford Line,” said Amtrak President and CEO Stephen Gardner. “Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, residents and visitors now have more options for exploring New England, visiting friends and family and having a more productive and sustainable commute.”
Currently, Amtrak operates 14 weekday routes between New Haven and Springfield between Monday and Thursday, 13 on Friday, eight on Saturdays, and 11 on Sundays.
"We are thankful for the partnership with Amtrak and Massachusetts DOT. The Hartford Line's restoration of most services to pre-pandemic levels means additional trains and more travel options for riders between New Haven and Springfield, Mass.," said CTDOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti. "Service levels are increasing because ridership is also increasing. People are returning to work, traveling for pleasure, and using the trains to get to where they need to be.
Once the new schedule begins, 29 weekday routes will be offered each day between New Haven and Springfield, with nine available on Saturdays and 12 on Sundays.
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