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Old February 12th, 2018, 07:03 PM   #201
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One of the proposals is to eliminate all weekend service on the New Canaan Branch, Danbury Branch, Waterbury Branch and Shore Line East (New Haven-New London). Currently, all rail service in Connecticut operates seven days per week.
The revised schedules have been released, and it's not pretty. Not just weekend service, but all off-peak service on the branches will be eliminated.

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Old March 6th, 2018, 12:24 AM   #202
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MBTA coaches on a 5-year lease to CDOT for the new Hartford service.

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Old March 6th, 2018, 01:51 AM   #203
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Moscow and Connecticut can agree on commuter rail colors



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Old April 4th, 2018, 06:06 PM   #204
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"Rail Car Repairs, Leasing Issues Put Hartford Line Start Date in Doubt"

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State officials also say they haven’t yet resolved ticketing issues and locomotive repair delays with Amtrak, which is now operating rail service between Springfield and New Haven.

A state Department of Transportation spokesman declined to say this week if the new rail service between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield would actually start in May as DOT officials have been promising. DOT spokesman Judd Everhart said the official start date will be announced by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on April 19.

Connecticut Commuter Rail Council officials were told unofficially last month the tentative start date was May 21.
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Old April 9th, 2018, 05:11 PM   #205
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Due to state budget issues, there are expected to be major service cutbacks in the Bridgeport area bus system.

Cuts Made in October 2017


Cuts Planned for July 2018


Cuts Planned for July 2019


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Old April 12th, 2018, 05:55 PM   #206
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"Department Of Transportation Tells Lawmakers Leasing Of 30-Year-Old Rail Cars A Good Deal For State"

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Old April 18th, 2018, 01:03 AM   #207
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"CTrail Hartford Line Rail Service Scheduled to Launch June 16
Commemorative Inaugural Event to be Held Friday, June 15"


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What's the point of having public transit again? It looks like there are basically no more buses in Bridgeport anymore. You can ride a train on the 31st day of months that start with the letter J when the moon is a "waxing gibbous" phase. Here you go, enjoy your new train card from when Michael Jackson was alive and still black.

CT has really high taxes too. I mean, is the state capitol boiler heated by burning the money?
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What's the point of having public transit again? It looks like there are basically no more buses in Bridgeport anymore. You can ride a train on the 31st day of months that start with the letter J when the moon is a "waxing gibbous" phase. Here you go, enjoy your new train card from when Michael Jackson was alive and still black.

CT has really high taxes too. I mean, is the state capitol boiler heated by burning the money?
It has to do with how Connecticut is politically structured, because most of the high earners work out of state in either NY or Boston there is minimal income tax, also the state is mostly suburban meaning property taxes fund everything so state officials are willing to cut urban services to avoid pissing off suburban lawmakers
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Old April 20th, 2018, 12:01 AM   #210
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Ceremony for Meriden Train Station

Even the gubernatorial executive showed up.

















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"Gov. Malloy and Comm. Redeker Announce That Transit Fare Increases and Service Reductions Have Been Canceled"

http://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-G...-Been-Canceled

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Old June 17th, 2018, 05:11 AM   #212
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First day of CTrail Hartford service

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Old June 18th, 2018, 06:52 PM   #213
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Excellent photos!

Lots of folks, old and young, were taking the first train ride of their lives this weekend.
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Roundtrip ride on the CTrail Hartford Line, with the second half taken from the back window.








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"Restrooms now open on New Haven-Hartford Line rail cars"

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Plans are afoot for a huge new parking garage at Stamford railway station. With a big sign that says "Stamford."











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At Stamford station this month, construction will begin on a new platform (Track 7), which will serve the New Canaan Branch. Currently New Canaan trains leave from track 5, but this is not a dedicated track as it is also used by inbound commuter trains (to Grand Central).


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Hopefully this means that the upgrades to the branch can finally begin.
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Our #WhatsOldIsNewAgain exhibit explores a selection of transit treasures that the #NYTransitMuseum acquired over the last decade, including this MTA Metro-North Uniticket Poster from the 1990s. The poster was acquired by the Transit Museum in 2014, along with more than 700 other marketing posters comprising 30 years’ worth of service advertisements, tour and travel posters, and safety notices. These examples of customer information serve as historical reference points for Metro-North’s marketing efforts, brand development, and the relationship it cultivated with its customers.

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Bus service changes in New Haven

"INFORMATION ABOUT SCHEDULE CHANGES EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2019"

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