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Berkshire Flyer Study

Study Overview

The Berkshire Flyer Study will evaluate the potential for using a New York rail route to establish a seasonal passenger rail service between New York City and the Berkshires, based on the successful example of the CapeFLYER. This study is the result of legislation directing MassDOT to assemble a working group of key stakeholders to provide expertise into studying the potential for initiating new rail service.

The study is to be completed by March, when findings and recommendations are to be submitted to the legislature.

What’s New

MassDOT has assembled and is leading the working group to examine potential options for initiating seasonal passenger rail service as described in the legislative language. The Working Group is in the process of studying possible routing, potential market for the service, and implementation strategies based on the successful example of the CapeFLYER.

Next Meeting(s) – Public / Working Group


Monday, November 27, 2017 3:00 PM
MassDOT District 1 Office
270 Main Street
Lenox, MA

Project Contact

For questions and comments related to the study, please contact:
Caroline Vanasse
Project Manager
857-368-9800
Fax: 857-368-0639

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