Amherst railroad to get over $1.5 million improvement near Station Road Reply

An Amtrack passenger train crosses Station Road in Amherst, MA, where two derailments occurred in 2011.

An Amtrack passenger train crosses Station Road in Amherst, MA, where two derailments occurred in 2011.

The Patrick administration recently announced a $500,000 grant for improvements to the New England Central Railroad (NECR) in Amherst.  The railroad is matching the grant with $1,052,597.  The purpose of the grant is to help support economic growth, which the railroad has been doing for Amherst and the Pioneer Valley for over 150 years.

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