SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts lawmakers voted to conduct a feasibility study on high speed passenger rail service to connect Springfield and Boston.
The Massachusetts Department of Trasnportation will be looking to see what the costs and benefits would be.
22News spoke to businesses and residents to see if they’d support an east-to-west rail option.
Josh Poegel said, “I work for the Valley Blue Sox; it would make it easier for fans to come out to games, especially from all over the state.”
Cyrus Fisher of Boston said, “I think it be a great idea because my dad lives in Springfield, I’m in Boston, and we like to go out to beaches there all the time.”
Senator Eric lesser said the goal is to get trains running several trips, and to cut travel time down to 90 minutes.
The only train that’ll take you from Springfield to Boston is Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited, which runs once a day and takes 2 hours and 15 minutes.