New London mayor pushes for Vermont rail link (The Day, 4-21-11)
Olsen argued for support of the Central Corridor Rail Line, which would use existing freight railways owned by New England Central Railroad to boost business, industry and tourism. It would add new stops at the Mohegan Sun casino and in Norwich, Willimantic, Mansfield, Storrs, Stafford Springs and parts of Massachusetts and Vermont.
Editorial: “It’s Potential To Boost Economic Growth Could Make It A Winner” (The Day, 3-10-11)
Sure, the idea of upgrading 110 miles of railway from New London to Brattleboro, Vt. (a portion of the New England Central freight line, formerly Central Vermont Railway) for enhanced freight and passenger service is now only an idea. But it is an idea that could benefit eastern Connecticut and that makes it a proposal worth considering.
Central Corridor train plan getting on track (Norwich Bulletin, 10-26-10)
New London, Conn. —A planned rail project that would go through Norwich, Uncasville, and Willimantic could boost regional economic development through increased freight service and transporting college students throughout New England, advocates said Tuesday.
Western Mass. officials lobby for restoration of rail service through Palmer (Springfield Republican 6/17/10)
PALMER – Nearly 50 officials from across Western Massachusetts met here this week at the town’s old rail depot to advocate for the “central corridor” project that would enhance freight and passenger train service from Brattleboro, Vt., to New London, Conn.