Bathrooms will be locked on Connecticut commuter trains following ADA complaint

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Bathrooms aboard Connecticut’s new New Haven-Springfield, Mass CTrail passenger trains will be locked until the cars are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Hartford Courant reports.

The Federal Railroad Administration had initially given the Connecticut Department of Transportation a temporary exemption from having handicap-accessible bathrooms on the trains. But after a formal complaint from Disability Rights Connecticut, a nonprofit advocacy group, the FRA reversed its decision. Now bathrooms will be locked until the cars can be upgraded sometime in early 2019.

The new CTrail service is expected to begin this weekend.

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