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By TOM CHIARII like railroads as much as the next guy, but this is ridiculous. According to Wikipedia, Thompson has a population of around nine thousand. This is wasted money. "Thompson's urban center" haha.
Posted Apr 09, 2010 @ 12:04 AM
Thompson, Conn. —
Although only two trains, both freight, rumble through Thompson each day, officials believe the Providence and Worcester Railroad tracks in the northeast corner could be a huge asset to the area.
“It’s an untapped resource for commuter and community development possibilities,” Thompson Director of Planning and Development Kevin Kennedy said.
The town has been offered a $9,000 grant to study the feasibility of re-establishing passenger rail service in town. Taxpayers will vote on whether to accept the money later this month.
Kennedy said future developments could include a new platform station serving Thompson’s urban center and a spur for the Thompson Rail Business Park on Reardon Road.