Connecticut Seeks Contractor To Run Hartford Rail Line

April 9, 2016

By Don Stacom, Hartford Courant

HARTFORD — After a prolonged delay last year, the state is resuming its search for a contractor to run the Hartford Line commuter trains when service begins in early 2018.Website Insert Passenger Trains Very Well copy

The transportation department on Friday issued a request for proposals from contractors that want to run the commuter rail operation that will link communities along the I-91 corridor with Fairfield County and Manhattan.

The DOT expects to select a contractor later this year and work out a contract.

The contractor that’s chosen will work with the DOT to staff the operation and do test runs next year to be sure the trains and schedules will be ready to go in January 2018.

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