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Private Commuter Rail Service to Nashua NH?


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#1 jis

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:32 AM

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NASHUA — City officials are taking the next step in helping to bring commuter rail into the Gate City.

On Tuesday, the Board of Aldermen voted to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Boston Surface Railroad Company to create a plan to bring privately-funded passenger rail service to Nashua.

“If this could be accomplished, this would be a very significant step forward for Nashua,” said Mayor Jim Donchess.

Boston Surface Railroad Company of Rhode Island is in the early stages of working to bring rail from Bedford to Worcester, Mass., with stops in Lowell, Mass., and Nashua.
 
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:10 AM

from Bedford to Worcester, Mass., with stops in Lowell, Mass., and Nashua.


Admittedly I'm not super-familiar with this corridor...but.....what? A privately-owned commuter rail that runs between mid-size cities? I mean, even if you take into account that "Bedford" is apparently just outside of Manchester...

 

I would have to think Boston is the main traffic generator in this region, and this route seems to take a sharp right hand turn before it gets there. I assume it's designed to connect to MBTA commuter rail in Lowell?



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:55 AM



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:35 PM

Unless they're pulling a Brightline and own lots of real estate along the lines, I don't see how this will work.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:02 PM

I have no idea how this works at all. Ive been trying to pull this together Norristown to Reading- not private, but a small joint county authority- and thats a hell of a lot more practical line than this. And I have gotten exactly nowhere.
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:47 PM

Is there any commuter rail agency in the country that at least breaks even? And I assume that the agencies are free of property tax on their real estate and equipment.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:10 AM

Not at all. The line near my house has a 15% farebox or something like that.
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