FAQs

Will I have to transfer?

The current plans envisage some trains operating through to Grand Central and others stopping in Southeast where passengers will transfer from Housatonic trains to Metro North trains. The plans also provide for a transportation hub in New Milford, Connecticut where passengers can transfer from Housatonic trains to Metro North trains for service to South Norwalk [...]

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How long will it take to get from Pittsfield to Grand Central?

Service between Pittsfield and New York City is expected to take 3 hours and 55 minutes. Housatonic Railroad has created some sample schedules that assume some trains will operate directly into Grand Central and some will stop in Southeast, where passengers will transfer to Metro North trains. The sample schedules assume track upgrades to permit [...]

By |2019-08-14T01:57:57+00:00August 14th, 2019||0 Comments

Where will the trains stop?

While the exact locations of stations is yet to be determined, Housatonic Railroad has proposed stops in Pittsfield, Lenox, Lee, Great Barrington, and Stockbridge in Massachusetts, and a regional station at the Massachusetts/Connecticut State line. Residents of Canaan, CT want the historic downtown station to be used. Further south in Connecticut, stations could be located [...]

By |2019-08-14T01:52:37+00:00August 14th, 2019||0 Comments

Where is the proposed route?

The Housatonic Railroad Company (HRRC), a privately owned company based in Canaan, CT, provides freight service on the line between Danbury, CT and Pittsfield, MA, as well as along the Maybrook Line from Danbury to Southeast, NY. HRRC has proposed adding passenger service on the rail line they use, which would between Pittsfield, MA and [...]

By |2019-08-14T01:54:50+00:00August 14th, 2019||0 Comments

What’s the current status of the Housatonic Corridor passenger rail project, from the Berkshires to Grand Central Terminal in New York?

Massachusetts funding was approved by legislature, 37 miles of track in Massachusetts was purchased by the Commonwealth from the Housatonic Railroad, and a phase 1 rehab project was approved by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors. Initial work is the laying of new ties. Efforts continue to get the full amount of [...]

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