- Apr 6, 2007
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I can drive to Montreal in 5 hours. I've been seeing tons of Tweets about the retiring of the InterCity 125 fleet in the UK this week. They had 125 MPH top speeds back in 1975! I LOVE the train, but spending 3 extra hours vs. the car is not a way to push train travel in my opinion. The goal should be 4 hours or less between Boston and Montreal.The Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative (NNEIRI) study encompasses most of the projects here. The general gist of it is:
- Boston-Montreal Round-Trip: Initiating 1 daily round-trip from Boston to Montreal via Springfield and the current Vermonter (past/future Montrealer) route. Encompasses all B&A upgrades for the Inland Route and all planned upgrades to Central VT corridor for Montrealer improvements. 8:10 travel time, projected 103K annual riders. No infrastructure requirements of its own, but presence of route provides backing for above upgrades to Central VT corridor.