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Phased Corridor Map

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Corridor map for the South Coast Rail project showing the project’s phasing plan. Phase 1 (Middleborough Early Service) will use the existing Middleborough/Lakeville Commuter Rail Line to provide service from Boston’s South Station to Taunton, New Bedford and Fall River. The Phase 1 route (limits as shown in the Notice of Project Change) begins at Bridgewater station and continues south on the existing Middleborough Main Line to Pilgrim Junction, then follows the Middleborough Secondary west to Cotley Junction. The route then continues south and splits into two legs at Myricks Junction: one leg bound for Fall River following the Fall River Secondary and one leg bound for New Bedford following the New Bedford Main Line. The portion of the route from Cotley Junction south is needed for Phase 1 and Phase 2. Existing stations and layovers include South Station, Holbrook/Randolph, Montello, Brockton, Campello, Bridgewater, Middleborough/Lakeville, and Middleborough Layover. Phase 1 includes six new stations: East Taunton, Freetown, Fall River Depot, Battleship Cove, King’s Highway, and Whale’s Tooth; a potential new Middleborough station; and two new layover facilities (Weaver’s Cove and Wamsutta).

Phase 2 (Stoughton Electric), the current preferred alternative, starts at Stoughton station and follows the new Stoughton Line to Cotley Junction. Existing stations include South Station, Back Bay, Ruggles, Forest Hills, Readville, Route 128, and Canton Junction on the Northeast Corridor (existing Commuter Rail). Reconstructed stations include Canton Center and Stoughton stations. New stations for Phase 2 include: North Easton, Easton Village, Raynham Place, and Taunton.

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