Connecticut would have no passenger service from a new Amtrak line running from Washington D.C., to Boston. The new $115 billion high speed rail line would cut through the middle of Connecticut, but not stop in the state, according to a story published today in the Hartford Courant.
Amtrak's proposal for the new rail service would include a high speed portion with trains that would operate at up to 220 miles per hour along the new line that would be built from Danbury to Providence and which would cut diagonally across the state. A second tier service along that high speed line would include stops only in Danbury, Waterbury and Hartford, the Courant reports.
The new line, which is part of Amtrak's long-term plans, would cut directly through numerous eastern Connecticut towns. You can see a detailed report on Amtrak's proposal here.