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#1 KevinKorell

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:30 AM

A proposal that provides commuter rail service to New Hampshire but does not give them one-seat rides to Boston.   It would however meet with existing MBTA commuter rail in Lowell (and Worcester, although that would be way too roundabout a trip).  From New Hampshire Public Radio, 10/11/17:

 


 

Nashua One Step Closer to Getting Commuter Rail

 

 

Nashua is one step closer to getting commuter rail in the city.

 

That's after city lawmakers this week unanimously agreed to enter into a public-private partnership with a railroad company out of Rhode Island.

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:48 AM

It'll be interesting to have details of this railroad's business model.  I do not see how the road can make a profit without development rights.  Even if Amazon gives these guys a shipping contract, I doubt if that will be enough to make a decent return-on-investment.   :huh: Sloan



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:49 PM

Vermont Public Radio, 10/17/17:

 


 

New Hampshire May Get a Free Commuter Rail Line...and Not For The First Time

 

Commuter rail fans in New Hampshire received some good news recently. A private train company is offering to connect Nashua and Bedford to Lowell, Mass., with the promise that the towns won’t be on the hook beyond the costs of maintaining a station. If you’ve been following commuter rail issues in New Hampshire for the past two decades, this funding scenario may jog some memories.

 

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