Federal Railroad Administration Plan

The Federal Railroad Administration released their Record of Decision on July 12, 2017 and dropped the “Old Saybrook to Kenyon Bypass” from the plan. Great news and a big win for Charlestown, however a study is required that leaves the door open to the Bypass. We will be working to shut that door!

  • We Are In This To Win – Now And Long Term!

    On December 16, 2016 the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released their Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to straighten the tracks of the Northeast Corridor over the next several decades. Charlestown lies in the “Old Saybrook to Kenyon Bypass” section of the plan. At that stage it was a plan, not an action, but the line they drew through Charlestown, Westerly, and Old Saybrook area of Connecticut would have been harder to move as time went by, so community action and involvement was critical in removing it from the Record of Decision (ROD). The July 12, 2017 ROD calls for a study that could possibly bring back the Bypass. We will remain vigilant throughout this study process to work to stop the Bypass from being resurrected.

    We will use this page to share information on this project as it continues to develop and announce any public meetings or actions.

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Train Route Through Charlestown

Thank You Governor Raimondo

March 30 Update Meeting on the FRA Plan - Part 1

March 30 Update Meeting on the FRA Plan - Part 3

Amos Greene Farm in Train's Path

Hummel Report - February 9, 2017

March 30 Update Meeting on the FRA Plan - Part 2

March 30 Update Meeting on the FRA Plan - Part 4

All posts that we have published on this issue are below