The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced it will launch the Hartford Line rail service with an inaugural event on Friday, June 15. Following the commemorative event, free weekend train service will operate on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17. Full, expanded weekday service will begin on June 18 with trains running approximately every 45 minutes during the morning and evening peak periods. A total of 17 trains a day will operate between New Haven and Hartford and 12 trains will operate daily between Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts. The line will provide direct or connecting service to New York City, Boston and Vermont. Information about the new train schedules and fares can be found at www.hartfordline.com.
—Connecticut Department of Transportation Press Release