HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Riders of rail service in Hartford will notice a pretty big change that will last until the second week of September.
The Hartford Line announced that the service would be replaced with with bus service from July 18 to Sept. 11.
The schedule is listed as “bus” on the Hartford Line’s website.
The reason for the change is a planned construction project.
“We understand it’s a bit of a disruption, people come here expecting to take a train and then they take a bus,” said Josh Morgan, with the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
That’s because most of the Hartford Line service by CT Rail and Amtrak will be replaced by buses for the next two months.
“This part of the Hartford line is a single-track area and so work can’t be safely preformed with trains coming through,” said Morgan.
This will allow the Connecticut DOT to carry out projects like replacing the roof on the historic platform canopy in Hartford Union Station, improvements to platform lights, as well as replacement of damaged gutters and the completion of other maintenance work.
“Ultimately the platform the canopy here at union station going to be improved and the track work that Amtrak is doing is going to create a smoother and safer ride,” Morgan said.
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