Here’s what the future of rail travel in the Northeast could be like

WASHINGTON — U.S. transportation officials proposed spending more than $120 billion over the next 30 years to revamp and overhaul railroad tracks in the Northeast Corridor, more than an hour off the trip between Washington and Boston, and expanding rail service throughout New Jersey. The report by the Federal Railroad Administration said a mixture of funding sources would need to be tapped to fulfill the plan of improved service along the 457-mile corridor, including some new tracks, new stations and new trains. The cost: $123 billion to $128 billion. Additional trains would provide connections to Newark Airport, Metropark and Secaucus Junction, stations would be expanded, and a new station would be built in North Brunswick.


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