Some passengers riding Amtrak between New Haven and Springfield, Massachusetts, may soon need to switch to a bus for part of their trip.
Beginning Monday, Amtrak will begin a substitute bus operation for certain weekday morning and evening shuttles. The buses are needed to accommodate construction of a second track as part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Program.
Addition of the second track is supposed to allow for an increase in service from the current six round-trip trains per day to 17 round-trip trains per day south of Hartford and 12 per day north of Hartford.
The busing of Amtrak shuttles will last approximately one year.
Amtrak personnel will be posted on-site in New Haven and Springfield to answer questions and direct passengers to their appropriate bus during the transition.