Berkshire Flyer

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The Berkshire County economic development organization tasked with developing the Berkshire Flyer train project that would connect the region to New York City has begun its work.

This is a picture of an Amtrak train

Western Massachusetts Democrat Adam Hinds says the state Senate budget will include funding for the Berkshire Flyer rail project — a key step in the long process of reestablishing regular rail service between New York City and the Berkshires.

Berkshire Flyer Proponents Preview Pilot Program

Apr 2, 2018

Advocates for expanding passenger rail to Western Massachusetts believe the Berkshire Flyer project could offer the region a tourism boost.

A proposed passenger rail line from New York City to Berkshire County took a big step forward Monday.

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A working group reconvened again this week before the end of the year to discuss options for establishing seasonal weekend passenger rail service from the Berkshires to New York City. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with working group’s founder State Senator Adam Hinds, a Pittsfield Democrat, about its recommendation for reestablishing the long-dormant route.