Getting New Hampshire more on track

  The old train station in Woonsocket, R.I., that's the headquarters of Boston Surface Railroad Co.

The old train station in Woonsocket, R.I., that's the headquarters of Boston Surface Railroad Co.

 

Adapted from Robert Whitcomb's "Digital Diary,'' in GoLocal24.com:

In further acceptance that southern New Hampshire is part of Greater Boston (as is northern  the rather new Boston Surface Railroad Co. to provide commuter service from Nashua and Bedford, N.H., to Lowell, Mass., where passengers could link up with the MBTA. The only passenger rail service that the Granite State has now is Amtrak’s Downeaster, which connects Boston and Brunswick, Maine (via Portland), with stops at Dover, Durham and Exeter.

Mayor Donchess says the service would be a public-private partnership.

Some readers of past columns might remember that Boston Surface Railroad plans to open  a commuter rail line connecting Providence and  Worcester,  with service now expected to start in the summer of 2019.

 

Great stuff!