• Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

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  by BandA
 
Assuming BSRR solved the cost of liability insurance, they could build an outdoor platform, next to the Amtrak station, on Gaspee St on the freight track. Then they won't have to negotiate a station lease with Amtrak. They could choose whatever platform height they want - short, using surplus center-entrance bilevel coaches they seem to have in Chicago or California. Or high platforms with wide gaps like Brightline uses to allow wide freights. Just keep the gap fillers permanently extended all winter.
  by MaineCoonCat
 
I was just looking at the "six year financial projection".. Without "capital investment", they project zero rail revenue and operate a bus line (maybe).. With "capital investment", the rail revenue stream is projected for 2023.. Who, in their right mind, is going to invest in this crawl by night outfit? Colour me skeptical, here..
  by Ridgefielder
 
BandA wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:05 pm Assuming BSRR solved the cost of liability insurance, they could build an outdoor platform, next to the Amtrak station, on Gaspee St on the freight track. Then they won't have to negotiate a station lease with Amtrak. They could choose whatever platform height they want - short, using surplus center-entrance bilevel coaches they seem to have in Chicago or California. Or high platforms with wide gaps like Brightline uses to allow wide freights. Just keep the gap fillers permanently extended all winter.
Isn't Worcester all high-level too? Or are these guys going to take a page of the McGinnis-era New Haven and serve Worcester out of some random converted freight shed by the Southbridge Street yard? :-D
  by Trinnau
 
No, it's not currently all high-level but the MBTA has a project to make it full-high. And if they were going PVD-WOR-LOW they'd want to platform on the P&W/old B&M side anyway, not where the current MBTA/Amtrak platform is.
  by BandA
 
Ridgefielder wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:50 amIsn't Worcester all high-level too? Or are these guys going to take a page of the McGinnis-era New Haven and serve Worcester out of some random converted freight shed by the Southbridge Street yard? :-D
I assumed since they would be coming up on P&W track that they would use the "derelict" platform on the "north-south" track (the one with the skeleton of a canopy roof). Which is a low platform. That way they wouldn't compete with the MBTA for platform space on the east-west track (CSX side), which is already in shortage.
  by MaineCoonCat
 
Don't touch that dial!
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  by MaineCoonCat
 
August 2020 Operating Report. PDF attached. Clicking image does NOT open file. Use link at bottom to download.
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  by MaineCoonCat
 
Order On Emergency Motion To Continue. PDF attached. Clicking image does NOT open file. Use link at bottom to download.
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  by MaineCoonCat
 
Oh well, so much for that plan..
On 11/4/2020 In an article entitled "Lima defeats Bono in House District 49", LAUREN CLEM of the Valley Breeze staff wrote:
Lima defeats Bono in House District 49

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket’s only contested General Assembly race saw Democrat Steven Lima defeat independent Vincent Bono with a 2,070-1,184 split on Tuesday, or 63.3 percent of the vote.

Lima, a former city planning director and owner of a telecommunications company, told The Breeze on Wednesday he was happy with the results.

“I’m looking forward to getting things hopefully happening in Woonsocket,” he said.

Lima noted the dynamic in the General Assembly could be different this year with the defeat of House Speaker Nick Mattiello by Republican Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung.

His opponent, Bono, is a local entrepreneur and the founder of the Boston Surface Railroad Company. Bono told The Breeze he was disappointed in the results but impressed with his vote count as an independent candidate.
Read more of this story at The Valley Breeze's web site
  by Red Wing
 
Not that I think this will get off the ground but I am sure that if a train ran the state would be able to provide a platform in Woonsocket. Also what is this dinner train he speaks of?
  by MaineCoonCat
 
vacate the station in January
Gee, can they set up their office in the cab of 2027 (assuming that they still have 2027)?? :wink:
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