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New Hampshire May Get a Free Commuter Rail Line…and Not For The First Time

The Amtrak Downeaster, which runs from Maine to Boston, making three stops in New Hampshire.
Photo by Todd Bookman for NHPR

Commuter rail fans in New Hampshire received some good news recently. A private train company is offering to connect Nashua and Bedford to Lowell, Mass., with the promise that the towns won’t be on the hook beyond the costs of maintaining a station. If you’ve been following commuter rail issues in New Hampshire for the past two decades, this funding scenario may jog some memories.

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