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Hartford Line Service Expands This Week


Commuters on the Hartford Rail Line between Springfield, Mass., and New Haven, Conn., will be able to catch a train earlier starting Monday morning.

Trains will leave 15 minutes earlier in the 5:00 a.m. hour from now on. Commuters should then be able to transfer to Metro-North trains that will get into New York City by 9 a.m.

Connecticut’s Department of Transportation is adding a new trip between Hartford and Springfield starting Monday, too, thanks to the opening of a second track between Hartford and Windsor.

The service has been so popular that the DOT has had to ask Amtrak for more trains in order to lessen overcrowding.