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Charliemta wrote: ↑Thu May 14, 2020 7:07 pm Will there be an easy connection from South Coast Rail to the Red Line at Quincy (or Braintree)?The current plan is to reroute existing Middleboro trains, so yes.
Red Wing » Fri May 15, 2020 10:58 amThat type of service -- and not just on the OC -- might actually be a good niche for DMUs.
...The whole Old Colony system could potentially get more service if transfers were offered for each of the branches.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board approved a nearly $159 million contract with Skanska DW White JV to build the Fall River Secondary Line between Fall River and Boston.
The construction is part of Phase 1 of South Coast Rail, a project to build a new southern line of the MBTA commuter-rail system along several abandoned and freight-only rail lines. The line will connect southeastern Massachusetts and Boston in fall 2023, MBTA officials said in a press release.
Under the contract, the joint venture will build two new commuter-rail stations in Freetown and Fall River, and a train layover facility with six storage tracks in Fall River.