Privately funded passenger rail pitched for southern NH

NASHUA — Boston Surface Railroad Company of Rhode Island is in the early stages of planning to bring privately funded passenger rail service from Bedford to Worcester, Mass., with potential stops in Nashua and Lowell, Mass.

City officials will be presented with a proposal on Tuesday to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the railroad company and the other communities to promote and facilitate the plan.

“If Nashua provided a station, we would be happy to stop there,” said Vincent Bono, president of Boston Surface Railroad Company, adding the project would be privately funded, and likely utilize a loan from the Railroad Reinvestment and Improvement Fund. *| More…

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