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Report: Rail To Link Boston's Seaport And Back Bay

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A new rail system that would take commuters from Boston's Back Bay neighborhood to its Seaport District could be up and running in two years.

Transportation Secretary Richard Davey told The Boston Globe that the state owns an unused rail line between the two neighborhoods, and has set aside tens of millions of dollars to finish the project quickly.

“It’s not much to look at,” Davey told the Globe. “We own the line. We control our own destiny. It’s not that complicated, as a transportation project goes.”

The Globe reports the new rail service would use self-propelled diesel trains that cost about $4 million each.

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