New Commuter Rail Service Between Springfield And New Haven Begins June 16

Jun 7, 2018

     A new era in train travel begins next week in western Massachusetts and Connecticut with the debut of the long-awaited Hartford Line on June 16th

    The weekday schedule has 16 high-speed trains running between Springfield and New Haven, with roughly one train every half-hour during peak commuting times.

    In Springfield, the trains will arrive at and depart from Union Station, which re-opened a year ago after a $95 million restoration.

   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Massachusetts Department of Transportation CEO Stephanie Pollack about the new train service and prospects for expanding passenger rail in Massachusetts.