A five mile multi-use trail runs along the CTfastrak bus-only roadway connecting the Downtown New Britain Station and the Newington Junction Station. Pedestrians and cyclists may use the trail to get to a CTfastrak station or simply for recreation.
The paved trail is 10 feet wide and separated from the roadway by a fence. A short section of the trail travels along East Street in New Britain due to an underpass that is too narrow to accommodate both the roadway and the trail. The trail rejoins the CTfastrak roadway at East Street Station.
Like all multi-use trails, it is open from dawn to dusk and is not cleared of snow, ice or leaves. However, sections of the trail that provide pedestrian access from local neighborhoods to stations will be kept clear. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the multi-use trail. Pets are allowed, but they must be leashed and under their owner’s control at all times, and owners must clean up after them.
At Newington Junction, the CTfastrak bus-only road meets up with and operates alongside Amtrak. The corridor narrows here so the multi-use trail ends at Newington Junction Station. The Capitol Region Council of Governments and CTDOT are working together to extend the trail from Newington Junction to Hartford along alternate routes.
All CTtransit and CTfastrak buses are equipped to carry bicycles. Blue CTtransit buses have racks attached to the front of the bus, while green CTfastrak 60 foot and 40 foot buses accommodate two bicycles inside each bus (the green 30 foot buses have bike racks on the front of the bus, like CTtransit buses). All bike racks are available on a first-come, first served basis.
Passengers boarding a CTfastrak bus with their bike should enter through the rear door marked with a bicycle symbol. Boarding the CTfastrak bus with the bike on your left side will make it easier to place the front bike wheel into the bike rack. Only single seat, two-wheeled bikes will fit in the racks; tricycles, electric, tandem, or motorized bikes are not permitted on board the buses.
Please view our Using Bicycles on CTfastrak video for step-by-step instructions on how to ride CTfastrak with your bicycle.
You can also download our Bikes on Board brochure with information for both CTfastrak and CTtransit buses.
All CTfastrak stations have bike racks for storing bikes. Accessing stations using bicycles is encouraged.
To view a list of bike routes in New Britain click here.
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