BandA wrote: ↑Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:33 pm Why would you want an Amtrak station in Chester? Apparently it's about half-way between Pittsfield and Springfield. Looks relatively inexpensive to set up, and since there are few people in the area only a small parking area would be required. The train has to slow down for the curve and steep grade anyway, so might as well stop, right? It's in the middle of the Berkshires, also half way between Lee and Westfield interchanges, accessible basically by US-20 only, unless you built a new Blandford interchange. Chester has the only original 1840's Western Railroad wooden station, but it has been moved away from the tracks & turned into a museum. It is quite large as it was also a dinner stop.Chester is being studied because the squeaky wheel got the grease. The Chester station museum folks were very vocal spoke loudly during the study meeting and successfully got a stop added in. Amazingly Westfield is not included even though it would probably be a halfway decent infill stop particularly with a university in town.