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Best passenger rail route from Berkshires to NYC might be through ALB


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#21 Palmetto

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 04:22 AM

There isn't a lot of support for that routing in Connecticut right now, apparently.  Connecticut is bankrupt.



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 08:29 AM

Yup. Requires a lot of Capital funding. What they are trying to do at present is essentially a close to zero capital budget proposal.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 01:21 PM

That was the main reason for choosing the option that they did:  the infrastructure is already in place.



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 11:04 PM

If Pittsfield used a fraction of its art & entertainment money the cost shouldn't be an issue. As it stands only two trains go through PSF, one in each direction. It's almost impossible to get on at PSF & expect to really get anywhere the same day. I hope this plan sees the light of day.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 05:20 PM

Since the operating costs are low, that won't be an issue (they might even find a private donor for that low of a cost). The big issue is going to be CSX who has zero history of just letting a passenger train onto their tracks without some form of kings ransom.


If I won the lottery, I'd probably build a passenger from nowhere to nowhere.





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