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New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Commuter Rail

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT), in partnership with multiple agencies, is in the process of implementing a plan for intercity rail service between New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield MA with a planned connection to Vermont and Montreal. 

The 62-mile corridor between New Haven and Springfield is owned and operated by The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak).

Information about the NHHS Rail Corridor Advisory Committee 

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The project will include stops in 10 cities and towns between New Haven and Springfield (North Haven, Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford, Windsor, Windsor Locks and Enfield) with a shuttle bus connection to Bradley International Airport.

ConnDOT applied for funds under the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program and was successful in securing $40 million in funding to double track a ten mile segment between Berlin and Newington.  Massachusetts and Vermont were also awarded monies to upgrade their track. These improvements are being made in anticipation of the eventual implementation of highspeed rail in the corridor that will eventually connect New York City through New Haven, Hartford, Springfield MA, Brattleboro and Burlington VT, and on to Montreal, Canada, with a branch to Boston MA. CT was also successful in securing $120m through the HSIPR Program in the fall of 2010.

Presentations from ConnDOT's public outreach meetings are available on the ConnDOT website listed above.  Additional information is available through the links below.

 

 



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