The story in Fosters.com covers a lot of territory, but the northeast is a population center and full of potential for conventional high speed rail. Among the topics of discussion is improving speed and running time of the Boston-Portland Downeaster.
But did you ever think of Boston-Concord as a corridor? Certainly not at European speeds, but catch this.
Mark Richardson, a spokesman for the New Hampshire Railroad Revitalization Association in Weare, said his group may have a good chance of getting $300 million it needs to complete the New Hampshire Capitol Corridor project, which would link Boston and Concord.
He said his group would like to see a 200 mph train travel between Montreal and Boston in the next five years after initially providing a train that travels between 100 mph and 125 mph.
With a 100 mph train, passengers could travel from Concord to Boston in 1 hour and 10 minutes based on the route and stops involved. The number of daily trains to and from Boston would depend on ridership demand, Richardson said.
If ridership demand is high enough, he said it is conceivable there could be as many as a dozen trains per day that could take commuters and travelers from Concord to Boston and back.