BERLIN - A new website for the CTrail Hartford Line has launched at hartfordline.com.
The website provides future Hartford Line riders an idea of what to expect when service starts in May 2018, according to a press release.
“This initial Hartford Line website offers quick and easy access to essential information, such as schedules, fares, news and events,” stated DOT Public Transportation Bureau Chief Richard Andreski in the release.
The website features a “Trip Planner” that will allow users to review schedules and plan travel once service begins.
At this time, the planner serves only demonstration purposes. Users will not be able to make reservations or purchase tickets until service launches, according to the release.
The initial website can be used on mobile phones and tablets.
Hartford Line news, frequently asked questions and other information on connecting service options, senior discounts and permitting bicycles on trains is now available through the site.
The Hartford Line will mean that weekday round-trip rail service between New Haven and Hartford will increase from six to 17 trips a day and between Hartford and Springfield from six to 12 trips a day.
Amtrak and CTrail trains will operate at up to 110 mph, with an average of 81 minutes between New Haven and Springfield.
A new station in Berlin, at 51 Depot Road, is expected to be finished early this year after construction began in 2014.
More information on the CTrail New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail program can be found at nhhsrail.com.