NYC to Berkshire rail could be running by summer 2020

By Cory Willey

LENOX — A proposed rail connecting New York City to Pittsfield via the Albany-Rensselaer station is expected to cost approximately $421,561 to operate seasonally, according to estimates provided by Amtrak.

State Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, says he expects a pilot version of the railway up and running by the summer of 2020.

“The working group has indicated that a pilot would be possible no earlier than summer of 2019, and I’ll add no later than 2020,” Hinds said Monday, following the release of a feasibility study put together by the Berkshire Flyer Working Group.

The group was created through legislation drafted by Hinds and endorsed by the state senate last May.

For the full story, pick up an issue of this week’s Berkshire Record.

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