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CTDOT Announces Train and Shuttle Service to Big E

Attention CTrail Hartford Line Customers:

Shuttle Service to The Big E on Weekends and “Connecticut Day” Available for Hartford Line Riders!

The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced shuttle buses to serve passengers on all three weekends of The Big E (September 14th-15th, 21st-22nd and 28th-29th), plus “Connecticut Day” on Wednesday, September 18th, which is traditionally one of the busiest days for the fair.

The shuttle is a free service for CTrail Hartford Line train passengers arriving at Springfield Union Station. The shuttle will meet incoming CTrail Hartford Line trains from New Haven at berth 24 in the bus area of the newly refurbished Springfield Union Station. A return shuttle will depart the Transportation Center near Gate 1 at The Big E to meet southbound trains.

The Big E has announced that traffic may be more of an issue this year, with construction occurring on the Morgan/Sullivan Bridge just to the west of the fairgrounds where routes 159, 147, and 75 merge.

View the schedule for the trains and shuttles from Springfield Union Station to The Big E here.

All CTrail Hartford Line train schedules are available here. Shuttles are provided by The Big E and will be operated by King Ward Coach Lines. For more information about the shuttles and the fair, visit or

To view the official CTDOT press release announcement click here.



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