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Connecticut Transit New Britain and Bristol

Connecticut Transit New Britain Division and Connecticut Transit Bristol Division is one division of Connecticut Transit that collectively provides local bus service to four towns in the Central Connecticut Region with connections to CT Transit Hartford Division in downtown New Britain, downtown Bristol, along the Berlin Turnpike, at UConn Health, at Tunxis Community College, CT Transit Waterbury Division and Middletown Area Transit in Cromwell. Service in both divisions operates daily (including major holidays) along 13 routes.

Connecticut Transit New Britain and Bristol Divisions
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CT Transit bus 803 at the Downtown New Britain CTfastrak station.
Founded1920 (New Britain Transportation)
1924 (DATTCO)
HeadquartersNew Britain Transportation::
257 Woodlawn Road
Berlin, CT 06037
583 South Street
New Britain, CT 06051
Service areaNew Britain, Berlin, Bristol, and nearby towns
Service typeLocal bus service
RoutesNew Britain: 11
OperatorNew Britain Transportation (11 routes)
DATTCO (2 routes)
Chief executivePeter Agostini (New Britain Transportation)
Louis DeVivo (DATTCO)
WebsiteOfficial Website



These are the routes in the New Britain and Bristol Divisions. The 41 route (formerly P route) is contiguous with Hartford Division.
As of December 8, 2014, each New Britain or Bristol route is now identified by a numbered route between 501-549.[2]

New Britain routesEdit

Route (new) Route (old) Route Name Outbound terminus Outbound connections Notes Operator
41 P Hartford 41 (P): Hartford via Newington Center
HNB: Hartford via I-84
  • Downtown Hartford: CTtransit Hartford: all routes
    CTfastrak: 101, 102, 121, 128, 923, 924, 925, 928
  • All Route 41 trips run locally, save for the rush hour HNB route to or from New Britain via I-84.
  • CTtransit Hartford
501 AR Arch St 501 (AR): Hosp of Central CT-MidState Medical Ctr-Westfield Meriden
501C (AR): Hosp of Central CT-Clinic Dr
  • Westfield Meriden: CTtransit Meriden: 561(A1)
    Middletown Area Transit: M-Link
  • Route 501C to Clinic Dr. is the last trip of the day.
  • Serves CTfastrak's New Britain Station.
  • Provides through-route service to Route 505 (Burritt St).
  • New Britain Transportation
502 PB/PL Black Rock Ave 502 (PB): Bristol City Hall via Plainville Ctr
  • Plainville Center: CTtransit New Britain: 503(C)
    CTfastrak: 102
  • Downtown Bristol: CTtransit Bristol: 541(BL), 542, 543
    CTfastrak: 102, 923
503 C Corbin Ave 503 (C): CT Commons-Tunxis Comm College
  • Plainville Center: CTtransit New Britain: 502(PB)
    CTfastrak: 102
  • Tunxis Community College:CTtransit Bristol: 541(BL)
    CTtransit Hartford: 66(E)
  • Through-route service is available with Route 541 at Tunxis Community College (Farmington).
505 B Burritt St 505 (B): Hosp for Special Care-Pinnacle Business Park
  • Operates outbound from Downtown New Britain via Broad St. and inbound via Myrtle St.
  • Serves CTfastrak's New Britain Station.
  • Provides through-route service to Route 501 (Arch St).
506 F Farmington Ave 506 (F): UCONN Health
506F (F): Farm Springs-UCONN Health
  • UConn Health Center: CTtransit Hartford: 66(E)
    CTfastrak: 121
  • Batterson Park Park & Ride: CTtransit Hartford: 902 (2)
507 O Oak St 507 (O): CCSU-Country Club Rd
  • CCSU: CTfastrak: 128, 140, 144
508 S Stanley St Route 508 has been replaced by the new Route 128 (Hartford/New Britain via Westfarms & Stanley St) in its entirety. Route 128 will then continue to Downtown Hartford via New Britain Ave. in West Hartford (and serves the same stops as Route 39) and the CTfastrak guideway. Although neither Brittany Farms nor Country Club Rd. will be served by Route 128, passengers can transfer to Route 507 at CCSU for service to Country Club and Alexander Rds. or the new Route 144 (Westfarms/Wethersfield via Newington Center) at Westfarms for service to Brittany Farms.
509 ES East St 509 (ES): Dix & Fifth
  • East Main St Station (CTfastrak): CTfastrak: 101, 102, 128
  • Provides through-route service to Route 510 (South St).
510 SS South St 510 (SS): CT DSS (New Britn)
510C (SS): CT DSS(New Britn)–Corbin Russwin
510J (SS): CT DSS (New Britn) via John Downey Dr
510S (SS): Fulton St
  • The 510C trips to Corbin Russwin and 510D trips to the New Britain Industrial area (John Downey Dr) operate weekdays only at peak times.
  • Provides through-route service to Route 509 (East St).
512 BK/TPK South Main St 512C (BK): Berlin RR Sta (Amtrak)-Walmart Cromwell-Berlin Tpke
512N (FE): NORPACO FOODS via Route 9
512 (BK): Berlin RR Sta (Amtrak)-Webster Square
  • Walmart, Cromwell: Middletown Area Transit: E, M
  • Price Chopper, Newington:CTtransit Hartford: 45(BTF), 47(T), 69(W)
  • When Route 45 (Berlin Tpke. Flyer) is unavailable, Hartford area passengers can transfer to Route 512 at Price Chopper/Dick's to get to Walmart (Newington) and Stew Leonard's.
  • New Britain Transportation

Bristol routesEdit

The following routes connect with CTfastrak Route 102 (Hartford/Bristol via New Britain) and 923 (Hartford Express) at the Bristol City Hall:

Route (new) Route (old) Route Name Outbound terminus Notes
502 PB Black Rock Ave 502: Downtown Bristol via Plainville Center
  • Connects with Route 503 (Corbin Ave) at Plainville Center.
541 BL Bristol Local 541B: Tunxis Comm Coll via Birchwood Manor
541C: Tunxis Comm Coll via Bristol Senior Center
  • Connects with Routes 66 (Farmington Ave) to Downtown Hartford at Tunxis Community College.
  • Through-route service is available with Route 503 (Corbin Ave) to Downtown New Britain.
542 N/A Bristol Hospital 542: Bristol Hospital via Goodwin St
  • Provides through-route service available to Hartford via CTfastrak Route 102.
543 N/A West St 543: Gaylord Towers

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