newpylong wrote:If there are ever serious plans/funds for a North Station/Worcester connection this line would seem to make sense in many ways, though not likely to happen. An even more unrealistic connection would involve a spur from Weston off of B&A to old Central Mass which would connect to Fitchburg line all within nimby Weston.CPF363 wrote:Has the MBTA ever considered rebuilding the former New Haven between Framingham and West Concord for shuttle moves between the north and south sides? While it is true that much would have to be done to make it happen, such as rebuilding three miles of track in Sudbury, a new bridge over the Assebet River and installing the diamond in West Concord, the rest of the old line is still in place physically. Using this line would be much shorter run between the two ends verses going to Worcester and Ayer and would be entirely under the T's control. Hopefully, the T will keep this line in place as an eventual rail line over turning it into a future bike trail.They would never bother going through all of that hassle (if it was even feasible) for the handful of occasions they have to run out to Worcester.