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Shore Line East Riders Frustrated With Amtrak

NEW LONDON — Frustrated at making no progress with Amtrak, a group of Shore Line East riders is calling for help from Sen. Richard Blumenthal. About two dozen passengers and public officials from southeastern Connecticut communities told Blumenthal on Thursday evening that Amtrak is standing by a policy decision that will worsen their commutes and possibly jeopardize their jobs. Shore Line East riders who buy monthly passes have been allowed to use them on Amtrak's premium Acela service for trips between New London and New Haven, but that option is due to end in September. Amtrak has announced it will stop cross-endorsing Shore Line East tickets, which cost vastly less than...

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