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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.

Cassandra Basler, a former senior editor at WSHU, came to the station by way of Columbia Journalism School in New York City. When she's not reporting on wealth and poverty, she's writing about food and family.