Train Connection from Boston to Montreal Leaves the Station

An early approval from the Federal Railroad Administration has set the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative in motion.
July 22, 2016, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A proposed rail program that would add two new routes connecting Boston to both New Haven and Montreal through Worcester could bring more than $1.2 billion in infrastructure improvements to the North East," according to an article by Sam Bonacci.

The proposed rail line was the subject of the recently completed Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative study. According to a press release earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced a finding of "No Significant Impact" on the project. "The Initiative proposes to restore service between Boston and New Haven through Springfield and Hartford and add new service between Boston and Montreal," according to the press release.

According to Bonacci, the "study projects eight daily, round-trip departures connecting New Haven and Boston, one new round-trip connecting Boston and Montreal and one new round-trip connecting New Haven and Montreal."

RailwayAge also reports on the FRA's finding. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation also has a website devoted to the initiative.

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Published on Friday, July 22, 2016 in Hartford Business Journal
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