As Amtrak builds a second railroad track from New Haven to Springfield, passengers on certain morning and evening trains are being shuttled to their destinations on buses.

Adding a second track—which will take as long as a year—will allow for an increase in service from the current six round trip trains per day to 17 round trips per day south of Hartford and 12 round trips per day north of Hartford.

Connecticut’s DOT says the busing of Amtrak shuttles will occur Monday through Friday to and from New Haven Union Station and Springfield Station:

  • Shuttles from New Haven, Connecticut to Springfield, Massachusetts: #490 (8:40 am), #470 (10:30 am) and #476 (5:20 pm).
  • Shuttles from Springfield, Massachusetts to New Haven, Connecticut: #495 (7:10 am), #493 (10:30 am) and #479 (7:25 pm). Buses will depart from Lyman Street.

Buses destined for New Haven will depart Berlin, Meriden and Wallingford 20 minutes earlier than the respective train schedules. Otherwise, there will be no change in schedule, stops or connections.  

For more information on this busing operation, contact Amtrak Customer Service at 800.872.7245.