The CTrail Hartford Line is a commuter rail service operated by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) that runs between New Haven and Springfield, Massachusetts, with stops in communities in Connecticut along the way. The service is part of the larger CTrail system, which also includes the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Line and the Shore Line East.
The Hartford Line service began operation in 2018, with the goal of providing an alternative transportation option for residents and commuters in Connecticut, reducing traffic congestion and air pollution, and stimulating economic development in the region. The service operates with frequent and reliable trains, with several trains running during peak hours, and with amenities like free Wi-Fi, bike racks, and charging outlets. The service is also designed to be convenient and easy to use, with multiple departure and arrival options and integration with other modes of transportation such as bus and bike-sharing services.