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May 25, 2023

Amtrak debuts service from Hartford to Penn Station starting June 5

Contributed An Amtrak train winds through a wooded area.

Amtrak has added two new trains that will provide direct service from Hartford to New York’s Penn Station, starting June 5.

The trains, part of Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Train Service, offer a single-seat ride from Connecticut’s Capital City to New York City.

There are also stops in New Haven, Bridgeport and Stamford.

The trip from Hartford to Penn Station takes just under three hours.

The new service is the result of a partnership between the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Amtrak, Metro-North Railroad and Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Amtrak also provides direct service from Hartford to Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Adding two new Northeast Regional trains between Springfield and New York City meets the growing demand of train travel and allows more people to experience the benefits of passenger rail,” said Amtrak President Roger Harris.

The trains depart from Hartford Union Station at 5:26 a.m., arriving at Penn Station at 8:10 a.m., and at 8:35 a.m., arriving at Penn Station at 11:21 a.m. Heading north, trains leave Penn Station at 6:59 p.m., arriving in Hartford at 9:51 p.m., and at 8:50 p.m., with an 11:41 p.m. arrival in Hartford.

For information about rail services in Connecticut, visit

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