Studying the rail link between Boston’s north and south stations

Rebecca Maloney Rebecca Maloney Americas Press Office ,Boston
28 July 2017

The proposed North-South Rail Link project has the potential to markedly transform transportation networks locally and regionally.

Arup is conducting the feasibility reassessment of the North-South Rail Link project, a proposed new rail connection between two central Boston commuter hubs.

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“We are excited to apply Arup’s global expertise to this project. Through our effective delivery of the Green Line Extension, we understand the priorities and policies of MassDOT and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, as well as the concerns of the communities in the Boston metro area. We look forward to combining this with our deep planning and engineering experience in the assessment of effective solutions for the North-South Rail Link.”

Jeff Tubbs, Arup Project Director.

The comprehensive study, commissioned by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), will evaluate design options and impacts, and costs and benefits. The report will be completed by Spring 2018.

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“The knowledge gained from our work on the Green Line Extension in Boston and our recent planning and tunnel experience in San Francisco and Los Angeles gives us great insight into this very similar project. While significant challenges exist to implementation, understanding these challenges, as well as the project’s costs and benefits, is essential to informing MassDOT's decisions on next steps.”

Anthony Bruzzone, Arup Project Manager.