Sneak Preview: Ride The Hartford Line With Us Before Saturday’s Grand Opening Of New Commuter Railroad in Connecticut

By Matthew Ormseth, Reporter, Hartford Courant; June 13, 2018

There was a whistle — a short one, not very loud — before the cars slid out of New Haven’s State Street station, a nearly decade-old dream wrapped in silver and red, gliding toward Hartford.

On Wednesday, three days before the line opens to the public, the state Department of Transportation allowed The Courant aboard a Hartford Line car traveling from New Haven to Hartford. The train — a black locomotive and four silver cars — eased out of the State Street station Wednesday morning, onto a latticework of tracks that routes trains east to Old Saybrook, north to Hartford and Springfield.

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