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Hartford's Union Station May Be Used By CTfastrak Under Redevelopment Plan

Hartford's Union Station May Be Used By CTfastrak Under Redevelopment Plan

Hartford’s Union Station — a center of transportation in the city for 130 years — could hold on to a bit of that heritage even if the rail line is moved as part of the massive I-84 reconstruction project.

The state Department of Transportation has developed a plan for converting the elevated portion of the rail line for use by the CTfastrak busway, with a stop at Union Station.

The platform — most noticeable as its crosses over Asylum Street — also could be shared by pedestrians in an approach similar to the High Line in New York City, creating a walking path from the state Capitol to downtown.

While some historians are enthusiastic about...

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