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High Tensions In New London, Connecticut Over Federal Rail Plans

Matt Roy stands on the platform at Union Station on May 1, 2017. He thinks investment in reliable train service for the city is important.
Photo by Ryan Caron King for NENC

Communities along Connecticut’s southeastern shore want faster, reliable train service to Washington, D.C, New York, and Boston — but not if it skips their local train stations. A proposed federal plan for high speed rail would do just that.

The Northeast Corridor Future Plan would build a bypass cutting through historic parts of Rhode Island and Old Lyme to get around winding coastline rail beds. Some in the port city of New London worry that bypass would decimate their city’s budget and hold back it’s revitalization.

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