Adams Rail Line Extension Celebrated
iBerkshires.com reports it was a unique concept in 2011 when state and local officials posed the question: is it possible to connect the downtowns of North Adams and Adams though both a scenic rail service and a bike trail.
Seven years later the answer is yes. It most certainly is possible.
On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito joined local and Berkshire Scenic Railway officials to cut the ribbon on the completed extension of the Adams Branch Rail Line and platform for passengers to board the Hoosac Valley Service.
In total, more than $4.5 million was spent to rehabilitate the entire tracks from North Adams to Adams.
That ran alongside a newly built extension of the Ashuwilticook Rail Trail.
While there had been bumps in the road over the years and the conductors have changed, the train kept moving. Gov. Charlie Baker and Polito picked up the project from former Gov.