TrainsInTheValley.org is the website of Trains in the Valley, a grassroots community organization whose purpose is to advocate for and promote improved and expanded use of passenger and freight rail services in the Pioneer Valley region of western Massachusetts.
The majority of information that we make available here on the website is available already to the public through organizations such as Amtrak, MassDOT, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, the Federal Railroad Administration, and other organizations.
However, because of each organization publishes news, meetings and developments in different ways, it can happen that key information may not always reach the broader public quickly or clearly.
We want rail passengers and rail activists to have easy access to public information on the past, present and potential future of rail service in our area. Our hope is that TrainsInTheValley.org increases overall transparency on local and regional rail issues.
The website currently has 36 web pages of information to view.
Boston–Springfield–New Haven / Montreal Service
Connecticut River Line
Contact a Transit Agency
Contact Elected Officials
Contact the Media
Freight Rail Customers
Industrial Rail Access Program
Infrastructure | Greenfield
Infrastructure | Holyoke
Infrastructure | Northampton
Intro to Government and Rail
MassDOT 2017-2021 Capital Investment Plan
Passenger Rail History
Photography near Tracks and Trains
Questions and Answers
Rail Bills | Mass. Legislature
Reports & Studies
Springfield Union Station
Transparency & Accountability
Vermonter Extension to Montreal
Who We Are
Individual pages can be accessed by using the menu structure at the top of the page, or by accessing the website’s SiteMap.
Additionally, from time to time we publish topical articles on specific newsworthy subjects that we think could be of interest to the larger community. These articles are posted in chronological order on the homepage of the website.
We also maintain a group on Facebook where we post current news and developments. The Facebook page can be accessed on this link: https://www.facebook.com/trainsinthevalley/
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