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Tom Booth

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Has anyone heard of plan to restore the old Boston-Montreal route? Is it contingent on completing the border check room in Gare Centrale? And does anyone have recollections of traveling this route in the past?
 

Palmetto

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Yes, there's a plan and I believe it's called the Northern New England Rail Initiative. The route would be MBTA/CSX from Boston to Springfield, then use the Knowledge Corridor and the NECR northward to St. Albans, and on to Montreal. I don't believe the border check issue was under consideration, but I could be wrong on that.

BTW, there is a push to extend the Vermonter to Montreal.
 

Tom Booth

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Thanks for the update. I'm wondering if the old Montrealer night train might be in the offing too.
 

lordsigma

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Vermonter to Montrealer seems like it’s going to be pretty likely. A Boston to Montreal will depend on the results of the MassDOT east-west rail study.
 
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