Buses to Temporarily Replace Some Amtrak Trains Between New Haven and Springfield
Some passengers riding Amtrak between New Haven and Springfield, Massachusetts, may soon need to switch to a bus for part of their trip.
Beginning Monday, Amtrak will begin a substitute bus operation for certain weekday morning and evening shuttles. The buses are needed to accommodate construction of a second track as part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Program.
Addition of the second track is supposed to allow for an increase in service from the current six round-trip trains per day to 17 round-trip trains per day south of Hartford and 12 per day north of Hartford.
The busing of Amtrak shuttles will last approximately one year.
Amtrak personnel will be posted onsite in New Haven and Springfield to answer questions and direct passengers to their appropriate bus during the transition.