What if North Station and South Station were connected?

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Postby Rockingham Racer » Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:42 pm

Some of us think w'ere dreaming, and I agree. But hope springs eternal, as they say.

I like Noel's idea of operating Portland-NYC. But that's an Amtrak venture, and Amtrak has had the lid put on it relative to adding new routes and services. But the service would intersect three north side lines, and therefore, loads of city-pairs (albeit with a change at Lawrence/Andover, Lowell, and Ayer). It would require only two trainsets, as well.

If they hadn't ripped up the track from Lowell to Framingham, a true belt route (one of which is being put together in Chicago, by the way) could start at Portsmouth, NH, then go all the way around to the Cape via Lowell, Framingham and Mansfield, no? Again, loads of new city-pairs are created, without the need to go to / thru Boston.
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