"The service would go into Boston and return at the end of the day," Keegan said, adding there would be about eight round trips.
Keegan said the proposal calls for using a new type of train involving single motorized train cars.
"They are looking to create a small depot to house the units overnight," Keegan said, mentioning he thinks it would be near the site where Spooky World had been located behind Gillette Stadium that is used for maintenance related activities for the stadium.
Literalman wrote:Running DMU shuttles between Foxborough and Walpole for some or all trips is part of optional scenarios in the feasibility study: http://www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/t_projects/default.asp?id=20111
BostonUrbEx wrote:This news makes me wonder if the Foxboro service will be combined with Fairmount/Indigo service. This would save capacity on the Southwest Corridor. Perhaps they'll also make more express trains along the Franklin Line for regular locomotive-hauled trains.
As rumors of a possible expansion of the commuter rail service from Walpole to Foxboro spread, town officials say they fear the project would hurt Walpole’s economy and quality of life.
"A headache for the people of Walpole," is what State Rep.Shawn Dooley (R-Norfolk) called the proposed train that would travel daily through a freight line owned by CSX Transportation Corp. from Walpole to Gillette Stadium.
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