Connecticut DOT seeks service provider for New Haven-Hartford Springfield line

December 24, 2014

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has issued a request for qualifications seeking a service provider to operate the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield passenger-rail line beginning in late 2016, the department announced late last week.

CTDOT is searching for an operator for the 62-mile long train line, now branded as the CTrail Hartford Line. The operator will provide train crews and station maintenance services, according to a CTDOT press release.

…The line is owned by Amtrak, which currently operates service on the line, including the Vermonter. Amtrak will continue to operate its trains and maintain the railroad right of way…

According to CTDOT Commissioner James Redeker, “Connecticut will add 22 CTrail trains per day to the 12 trains that Amtrak currently operates…”

Read the rest of the story in Progressive Railroading, 22 December 2014

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