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High Speed Rail Could be Coming to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A new high speed rail could soon be making it’s way to Springfield.

The last of three public meetings for the project was held last night in North Haven, Connecticut with many people in favor of the trains.

The high speed rail would run from New Haven, stopping along to way to Hartford and then making local stops all the way to Springfield.

According to the State Department of Transportation, the project would expand the number of daily trains between New Haven and Hartford from six to 17, with 13 continuing to Springfield. The ultimate goal is to run 25 trains each day along the 62 mile route.

Although Amtrak already runs a service between New Haven and Springfield, the project would require 16 full and 11 partial property acquisitions in the vicinity of the proposed railroad stations in Connecticut in New Haven, Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin, Hartford, Windsor, Windsor Locks and Springfield.

Later phases would include new stations in North Haven, Newington, West Hartford and Enfield.


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