Starting tomorrow, March 7, 2010, the 42 route line from the CT Transit Hartford Division is being split into two different routes, the 40 and the 42. The reason for this action is to help its customers better identify the route(s) they need, and more quickly get to their destination.
40–North Main Street: The 40 (formerly 42N) route will serve the entire length of Main Street in Hartford, past the Hartford-Windsor line, then continue to the Wilson Park & Ride just off Windsor Avenue in Windsor. This route will also serve the Dept. of Social Services on 3580 Main Street and the Board of Education Services for the Blind at the corner of Meadow Road and Windsor Avenue. Furthermore, the DSS and the BESB will also be served by any trip on the 32, 34, 36, and 92 except the 36X.
42–Barbour Street: The 42 route dropped the “B” from its name. It will serve Main Street up to Capen Street before turning left at that intersection. Then it will continue to Barbour Street, Cleveland Avenue, and Tower Avenue. It will also serve Unity Plaza on Barbour Street and Barbour School on Tower Avenue, both in Hartford.
An updated schedule and map are posted on CTTRANSIT’s website.