DutchRailnut wrote:Don't expect CSX to bend over backwards or to be even accomodating to put Passenger trains on their single track B&A line between Springfield and Boston.
Not unless State of Massachusets is willing to fund the second track construction and maintenance.
I think that's exactly what the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has in mind--albeit not in the near future. Takes money, of course
From the New England Governor's vision for HSR in New England:
Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont will develop
corridor plans for the Boston to New Haven
and Boston to Montreal segments of the Northern
New England High Speed Rail Corridor via the Inland
Route through Worcester and Springfield. The
Inland Route is also important as New England’s
largest freight rail corridor. With balanced resources
and careful planning, the New England
states are committed to grow both freight and intercity
passenger rail on this critical route.