Service Changes

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With the support from Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut Legislature, the Connecticut Department of Transportation and CTtransit are pleased to announce bus service expansions as detailed below. These and future enhancements to the state’s bus network will create smaller hubs, merge bus stops, and reduce commuter wait times. By optimizing the distance between stops, bus services can operate more efficiently.

Effective March 10, 2024, CTtransit will begin operating four new bus routes, serving New Britain, Berlin, Meriden, Plainville, Southington, and Stamford. Additionally, bus service in Greater New Britain and Bristol areas will expand to operate more frequently at night. The expansion will extend ADA paratransit service to new portions of Berlin, Meriden, Plainville, Southington, and Darien. Click bus expansion projects to learn more about service expansions occurring in other areas of the state.

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Bus Expansion – New Routes Launching March 10, 2024

New Services: Weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

349 - Cove/Glenbrook/Springdale (Stamford)

  • Route 349 is a new bus route providing a cross-town connection between the Cove East Side, Glenbrook, and Springdale.  Buses will depart the Cove East Side via Weed Ave, operate via E. Main to Courland Ave, service Glenbrook RR Station, operate to Hope Street, and then traverse back to Cove.  Buses will run hourly and seven days a week. 

511 - New Britain/Meriden 

  • Route 511 is a new bus route connecting downtown New Britain, Berlin RR Station, Webster Square, and the southern portion of Berlin Tpke. & Meriden Transit Center.  Buses will depart from Bay T at CTfastrak Downtown New Britain Station at :20 past each hour and service will run hourly seven days a week. 

513 - New Britain/Cromwell

  • Route 513 is a new bus route connecting downtown New Britain, Berlin RR Station, Webster Square & Cromwell Walmart.  On weekdays, part-time service will continue to be provided to Norpaco Foods and FedEx.  Buses will depart from Bay T at CTfastrak Downtown New Britain Station at :00 past each hour, and service will operate hourly seven days a week.

532 - Queen Street (Southington)

  • Route 532 is a new bus route connecting Plainville Center and Queen St. in Southington, including stops at Price Chopper, Stop & Shop, and Walmart.  Buses will operate hourly, seven days a week.  The schedule for Route 532 is specially timed to allow customers to make quick and convenient transfers with CTfastrak Route 102 to and from Hartford, New Britain & Bristol at Plainville Center.

Bus Expansion – Route Changes/Enhancements Effective March 10, 2024

121 – CT State Manchester/Hartford/UCONN Health
128 – Hartford/Westfarms/New Britain
144 – Wethersfield/Westfarms

Weekdays, Saturdays, & Sundays

  • The Village Square Park & Ride, located at 57 Village Square Dr. in New Britain, opened on February 6, replacing the Corbins Park & Ride at 488 Hartford Rd.  Effective March 10, all trips will serve the Village Square Park & Ride on CTfastrak Routes 121, 128 & 144 seven days a week. 
  • In addition to offering free commuter parking, the Village Square Park & Ride will provide customers with a safe and convenient opportunity to make transfer connections between CTfastrak Routes 121, 128 & 144.  

153 – Elmwood/Copaco 
Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays 

  • Route 153 will resume service to the University of Hartford.  As a result, buses will be re-routed via Albany Ave. & Bloomfield Ave. will no longer serve upper North Main St., Hall Blvd., or Simsbury Rd.  Please note that buses will stop outside the University of Hartford on Bloomfield Ave. and will not enter campus. 

334 – Hope Street
Weekdays & Saturdays 

  • To improve service reliability, all trips on Route 334 will now terminate at Springdale Shopping Center (Hope & Camp).  Route 349 will now provide service to Woodway & Hoyt. 

501 – Arch Street  
Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays 

  • The downtown bus stop for Route 501 will be relocated to the north side of Columbus Blvd. outside CTfastrak Downtown New Britain Station.  Service on Route 501 will now run between downtown New Britain, the Hospital of Central Connecticut, and Kensington Ave. every 40 minutes. Part-time service will be provided to CCARC at 1103 Chamberlain Hwy. in Berlin on weekdays.
  • Direct service between downtown New Britain and downtown Meriden will now be provided by the new Route 511. Customers traveling to Meriden Mall will be accommodated by making a timed transfer between Routes 511 & 561 at Meriden Transit Center.

503 – Corbin Avenue  
Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays 

  • Route 503 buses will be re-routed to serve Osgood Ave to provide more consistent and reliable service.  As a result, buses will no longer stop along Hillhurst Ave.
  • In addition, weeknight & Saturday night service on Route 503 will be increased to operate hourly.

505 – Burritt Street  
Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays 

  • Route 505 buses will be re-routed to operate inbound via Osgood Ave to provide more consistent and reliable service.  As a result, buses will no longer stop along portions of Slater Rd., Maplehurst Ave., or Corbin Ave.  Customers traveling to these areas will be accommodated by Route 503.
  • In addition, weeknight & Saturday night service on Route 505 will be increased to operate hourly.

506 – Farmington Avenue  
Weekdays & Saturdays

  • To provide customers with more frequent and reliable service, service on Route 506 is being increased.  Service will now operate every 40 minutes during the AM & PM peak on weekdays and every hour at all other times, including weeknights and Saturday nights.

507 – Oak Street 
Weekdays & Saturdays 

  • Services on weekdays and Saturday nights will increase on Route 507 to run hourly.

512 – New Britain/Berlin Turnpike 
Weekdays, Saturdays, & Sundays 

  • Route 512 is being modified to operate between downtown New Britain, Berlin RR Station, Webster Square, and Berlin Tpke. & CTDOT at all times.  Service to Cromwell will instead be provided by the new Route 513 (see below).  Route 512 buses will depart from Bay T at CTfastrak Downtown New Britain Station at :40 past each hour and service will operate hourly seven days a week.

541 – Bristol Local
543 – West Street

Weekdays & Saturdays

  • Weeknight & Saturday night service on Routes 541 & 543 will be increased to operate hourly.

940 – Waterbury/Meriden Express
Weekdays 

  • To provide customers with more reliable and efficient service, Route 940 will adopt a new schedule. Buses will depart Waterbury RR Station every 40 minutes from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM and Meriden Transit Center every 40 minutes from 5:00 AM to 11:30 PM.

 

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Hartford/New Britain Area

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New Haven Area
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TTY: (203) 785-8930

Stamford Area
Call: (203) 327-7433
TTY: (203) 327-2404

Waterbury/Meriden Area
Call: (203) 753-2538