johnpbarlow wrote:What traffic would be running on this track? The remaining track segments don't seem to terminate at any shipper in the seaport that might need rail freight service. It doesn't run to the Conley Container terminal. Perhaps it's more suitable for some sort of people mover shuttle service between Andrew T station and the Black Falcon Terminal?
They had plans for new businesses in the vacant property north of the drydock. The original plans included new tracks along Tide Street from Drydock Ave which seemed not that practical. The project never seemed to get going even after a scaled down version was announced.
Now I see they had asked for bidders and I guess are starting over again:
Massport gets 10 bids for marine terminal project in South Boston
BOSTON GLOBE APRIL 15, 2016
The Massachusetts Port Authority received 10 bids to develop all or part of 23 acres on the South Boston waterfront known as the Massport Marine Terminal . . The bids came from a mix of seafood companies and real estate developers. The property comes with a major stipulation . . . It must be devoted to maritime industrial uses.
The 10 respondents are: Cape Cod Shellfish & Seafood Co.; Citywide Organics Recycling LLC; Eastern Salt Co.; North Coast Seafoods; Paradigm Properties LLC; Pilot Development Partners Inc.; Redgate; The Partners; Tishman Speyer Worldwide LLC; and Wilmington Cold Storage Inc.
Massport officials said they expect to pick one or more developers this summer. They declined to elaborate . . .
There isn't much news since this so who knows? Probably forget about any new tracks in the seaport.
This project has been kicking around for something like 17 YEARS!!! Interesting info here when you have nothing else to do:
http://files.masscec.com/MMT%20Rail%20A ... 001%29.pdf
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