Foxboro Commuter Rail Extension

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Re: Foxboro Commuter Rail Extension

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:03 am

One step closer to possibly maybe: http://www.thesunchronicle.com/foxboro_ ... 95ab3.html

By a vote of 4-1, with Ginny Coppola dissenting, the board of selectmen voted once again to back a pilot program that would run daily commuter rail service during the work week from Foxboro to Boston. This pilot program would involve a partnership between the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, the Kraft Group and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Tuesday’s meeting was attended by Kraft Group Representative Dan Krantz and Ryan Coholan, chief railroad officer at the MBTA. And it was Krantz who made the most persuasive pitch to skeptics, including selectman Jim DeVellis, who worry about a future layover station on Kraft property behind North Street homes.

“Jim, all of Foxboro,” said Krantz. “Trust in us, we’re going to do the right thing.”



Kraft going all-in certainly increases the chances of this pilot actually happening...equipment availability be willing.
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Re: Foxboro Commuter Rail Extension

Postby rethcir » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:25 pm

Regularly scheduled service to foxboro would be a boon to all. If there were frequent trains in and out, there would be less of a "drunk tank" effect for people coming and going, traffic would improve on Route 1, and Kraft would make even more money.
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Re: Foxboro Commuter Rail Extension

Postby Balerion » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:49 pm

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