With the acquisition of the 21-mile rail line between Framingham and Mansfield, Mass., MassDOT can now connect the Framingham/Worcester, Needham, Franklin, and the Attleboro/Northeast Corridor commuter rail lines. The line also will provide added rail capacity for passenger trains to switch to alternative routes in cases where capital projects may cause disruptions to normal service.
The Framingham Secondary Line is also a major rail corridor for the shipment of freight between several key points in eastern Massachusetts, including Readville, Milford, Franklin, Fall River, New Bedford, and Worcester.
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