1. CTrail Hartford Line ridership tops 10,000 in week one

    CTrail Hartford Line ridership tops 10,000 in week one

    CTrail, the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield train service, drew 10,719 fare-paying passengers in its first full week of operation, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday in a news release. The passenger count covers June 18 through June 24 on the Hartford Line. The numbers were down from the line's opening weekend of June 16-17 when about 10,300 riders took free introductory trips, the Connecticut Department of Transportation said. Malloy, a longtime passenger rail booster, said ridership will grow.

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