An update to the north-south Amtrak line along the Connecticut River is expected to be running by the end of 2014. The project has been delayed, and might be running over budget.
Massachusetts and federal lawmakers were in Holyoke Monday to highlight plans to build a train platform, the latest in a series of projects aimed at revitalizing Holyoke’s downtown.
It’s been more than two years since the Massachusetts Department of Transportation secured $73 million in federal stimulus funds to speed up North-South Amtrak service in Western Massachusetts.
With $17 million now secured for for the renovation of Springfield’s Union Station, more frequent passenger rail service through Western Massachusetts is on the horizon.