The North South Rail Link will improve efficiency, mobility, and capacity throughout Massachusetts, New England, and the Northeast Corridor.
The North South Rail Link will improve transportation connectivity, increase competitiveness and efficiency for the region, make commuting more convenient and accessible to all, and reduce the environmental impact of commuting.
Connecting the Northeast: A Cost Estimate for the North South Rail Link, Harvard Kennedy School, August 2017
A North South Rail Connector for Boston, Video by Jacob Beizer / Harvard Kennedy School, August 17, 2017
Modern Tunnel Boring Machines allow efficient construction with minimal disruption. This technology has been used successfully for hundreds of projects, including the Red Line Extension in Cambridge.
Cities around the world, facing the same challenges we do, have recently built or are currently building rail links between their downtown terminals, to increase capacity and efficiency while reducing the need for intrusive urban rail yards.