I mean... really, are they trying to kill this service?
https://portal.ct.gov/DOT/CTDOT-Press-R ... ce-Changes
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) today announced rail service changes on the Hartford Line (HL) to accommodate two projects that will improve safety and rider experience. The roof replacement on the historic platform canopy in Hartford Union Station consists of improving the canopy roofing and lighting replacement over the passenger boarding platform.
As a result of these projects, substitute bus service will replace most of the Amtrak and CTrail train services on the HL effective Monday, July 18, 2022 through Friday, September 9, 2022.
So service is going to be bustituted from the middle of July until (almost) the middle of September, for primarily platform canopy work (and some work in Windsor). Its going to take that long to replace a canopy? And in this day in age, its going to require a full nearly 2 month track outage? For a canopy? Really??!!?? Overnight work can't be done instead? Maybe x-ne the last train of the night to give you a bigger window. Sure, that might stretch the project til later in the fall for completion, but it would retain most of train service.
And what of those using Amtrak? Specifically the Vermonter and the other regionals on the line? In the case of the Vermonter, is there going to be a bus bridge between New Haven and Springfield, with a train north of SPG and south of NHV? It seems, especially this summer with the high price of gas, that you'd want to do everything in your power to keep vehicles off the road and to give the public a reliable transportation alternative to driving and the roads. But, I guess not in ConnDOT's eyes.
I seem to remember the last time there was platform work, the Track 2 platform access was utilized, with an opening created in the fence so that you could walk to the Track 1 platform. Why couldn't that be implemented here? (though I am unsure if there is an elevator from Union Station to Track 2).