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CTDOT Offers Travel Options to Hartford for Summer Events

Hartford will be buzzing the weekend of July 13th!

Due to a large number of events in the Capital City, additional late night service is being added to the regular CTrail Hartford Line weekend train schedule on Saturday, July 13.

  • A special southbound train serving Berlin, Meriden, Wallingford, State Street New Haven and New Haven Union Station will be added, departing Hartford Union Station at 12:20 am on the morning of Sunday, July 14.
  • Northbound late night service to Windsor, Windsor Locks, and Springfield stations will be provided by buses departing Hartford Union Station at 11:15 pm and 12:00 midnight. 
  • Weekend parking is free at Windsor Locks, Windsor, Berlin, Meriden and Wallingford stations.
  • Fares to Hartford range from $3 to $8, with significant discounts for children under 12, seniors and people with disabilities.

CTrail and CTDOT staff will be at Hartford Union Station to assist passengers. 

In addition to taking CTrail Hartford Line, event-goers can utilize CTfastrak and CTtransit to get in and out of the city.

CTfastrak Route 160 will begin operating special service to Dillon Stadium in Hartford’s south end for all Hartford Athletic home soccer matches, starting with the first at Dillon Stadium scheduled for July 13th. More information on Route 160 service adjustments can be found here.

CTtransit’s DASH free circulator bus in downtown will be operating extended hours from July 11th through July 14th. This shuttle operates between Union Station, downtown parking garages, hotels and the Convention Center every 15 minutes. An additional shuttle serving several East Hartford hotels will also be operating every 20 minutes the weekend of July 13-14.
Visit for more information.

For questions about traveling in Hartford the weekend of July 13th, please call 877-CTrides (877-287-4337).

Events for Saturday, July 13th include, but are not limited to:

  • Fireworks and food trucks at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
  • ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center
  • Wiz Khalifa concert at Xfinity Theater
  • Cirque de Soleil show at Market Street
  • Yard Goats baseball at Dunkin Donuts Park
  • Hartford Athletic inaugural soccer match at Dillon Stadium

View the full CTDOT Press Release here.

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