1. Hartford passenger rail linking Springfield to New Haven passes 1 million rider mark

    Hartford passenger rail linking Springfield to New Haven passes 1 million rider mark

    Ridership on the Hartford Line, which connects rail commuters traveling between New Haven and Springfield has passed the 1 million mark, according to Connecticut Department of Transportation officials. The service — launched on June 18, 2018 — transported its one-millionth rider during the busy Thanksgiving travel period in late November.

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    1. We've been breaking ridership records since opening weekend.
    2. Central and northern Connecticut should have had a commuter rail line for decades – quite frankly it's astounding that it wasn't until a year and a half ago that the region finally got one, and these numbers show that people want more options to travel by rail.
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