CTfastrak is Connecticut’s first Bus Rapid Transit system. It is a system of bus routes that utilize a bus-only roadway for all or a portion of your trip.
CTfastrak routes are integrated with the CTtransit system, making it easy to connect, transfer and pay your fare.
The CTfastrak system provides direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway. The CTfastrak system provides a one-seat, no-transfer ride to many major regional employment, shopping and healthcare destinations as well as connections to the New Haven Line-Waterbury branch rail in Waterbury and CTrail Hartford Line service in Hartford.
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Effective 8/16/22, due to lack of operators, Route 101 will operate on a modified weekday schedule until further notice. CTfastrak Route 101 operates between downtown Hartford and downtown New Britain, making stops at all CTfastrak stations.
CTfastrak Route 102 operates between downtown Hartford and downtown New Britain, making limited stops along Farmington Avenue in Hartford and at all CTfastrak stations. From New Britain, Route 102 continues on semi-express to Plainville Center and downtown Bristol via CT-72.
CTfastrak Route 121 operates between MCC and downtown Hartford via Spencer Street, Silver Lane, Main Street and Connecticut Boulevard, making limited stops. From downtown Hartford, Route 121 makes limited stops along Capitol Avenue in Hartford, at CTfastrak stations Sigourney Street through Cedar Street, then express to UConn Health via CT-9 and I-84.
CTfastrak Route 128 operates between downtown Hartford and Westfarms Mall , making stops at CTfastrak stations Sigourney Street through Elmwood, and making limited stops along New Britain Avenue in West Hartford. From Westfarms, Route 128 continues to Downtown New Britain Station via Stanley Street, making all local stops.
Effective 8/12/22, and until further notice, Route 140 will not operate. Customers are advised to transfer to Route 144 at Cedar Street or East Street Stations or to use Routes 128 or 507 instead.
CTfastrak Route 140 operates between Cedar Street Station, East Street Station and the CCSU campus.
CTfastrak Route 153 operates between Flatbush Avenue Station and Copaco Shopping Center, with stops along Flatbush Avenue, Quaker Lane South, Park Road, South Main Street, North Main Street and Cottage Grove Road. Route 153 also serves West Hartford Center, Bishops Corner, and the Cigna/MetLife campus.
CTfastrak Route 161 runs between St. Francis Hospital and Hartford Hospital , with stops along Asylum Street, Woodland Street, Ashley Street, Sigourney Street, Capitol Avenue, Washington Street, Jefferson Street and Retreat Avenue. Route 161 connects with all CTfastrak routes at Sigourney Street Station and also serves Aetna , the State Capitol, Lafayette Square and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center .
923 Bristol Express will resume service on Monday, August 8, 2022. The 921 and 923 were originally suspended in September 2021, along with the 928 Southington-Cheshire-Waterbury Express (which resumed service on June 20, 2022).
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced that CTtransit bus route 928 Southington-Cheshire-Waterbury Express will resume service on Monday, June 20, 2022. The 928 was originally suspended in September 2021 along with two other express routes. While the 928 resumes on Monday, June 20, the 921 Middletown-Old Saybrook Express and 923 Bristol Express will resume service in August 2022.