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With Federal Decision Nearing, Southern New England Towns Push Back Against Rail Plan

The marsh on the Lieutenant River near the historic section of Old Lyme. The FRA proposed running a rail line through this area, but was met with pushback from the community.
Photo by Ryan Caron King for NENC

The Federal Railroad Administration is working on plans to bring more high speed rail to the Northeast Corridor. It’s the busiest stretch of passenger rail in the nation that spans from Washington, D.C. to Boston.

Over 50 miles of track could be laid down across the coast of southern New England.

But opponents have said high speed rail would have serious impacts for the coastal towns it would go through.

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