Commuterrail1050 wrote: ↑Sat Feb 03, 2024 6:04 pm Are they ever going to plan on extending stoughton line service once this starts or will it stay like this forever?I would like to see it but Easton and Raynham are full of NIMBYs who don't want the trains. Stoughton is opposed as well, but I think you can get Stoughton on board with an easy pitch. At the Current Station, Wyman street is completely blocked while the train is stopped. If the extension happens, then the platforms would be south of Wyman street, meaning that Wyman street would not be blocked when Trains are stopped, which is better for Stoughton and everyone involved.
Easton just doesnt want the trains in their town. Raynham has used Environmental arguments in the past, saying that restoration will somehow damage the Hockomock swamp. I don't buy this at all, but I read a lot of letters in opposition to this in the past, and this was the main argument made, not grade crossings or any additional noise.