I agree that the NEC routing would be "more successful" due to reduced travel time and the two key stations you mentioned. Doesn't mean Phase I will be "unsuccessful" and it also gets the southern end all built.
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mbrproductions wrote: ↑Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:26 am The real problem with phase I is the fact that it takes 30 minutes longer than driving, what I am worried about is that this will ruin the people of the south coast's view of taking the Commuter Rail and many will not use it, even when "Phase II" is complete because in their minds its still significantly slower.The duration of the trip will be equivalent to Worcester service, which also takes about 30 minutes longer than driving. Nevertheless, people take that train.
It's like CRail said earlier in the thread, Phase I has a good potential to doom the entire project to failure.
The duration of the trip will be equivalent to Worcester service, which also takes about 30 minutes longer than driving. Nevertheless, people take that train.I just checked, and it takes an hour and a half by train to get from Boston to Worcester compared to 50 minutes by driving, how come the Worcester Line takes this long?