Boston Surface Railroad Company looks to raise capital ahead of 2020 opening

By LAUREN CLEM, Staff Writer, The Valley Breeze; May 15, 2019

WOONSOCKET – Plans for an intercity passenger rail between Providence, Woonsocket and Worcester, Mass., are moving full steam ahead, with a test train due to hit the track between Providence and Woonsocket by Sept. 1, 2020, according to Boston Surface Railroad Company founder Vincent Bono.

As the company moves into its third year since receiving federal approval in 2016, Bono said the focus has turned to raising capital to get the first trains on the track. Much of that funding will go toward improving the track that’s currently owned by the Genesee & Wyoming Company, which purchased the Providence and Worcester Railroad Co. in 2016.

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