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Track 61- Linking Two of Boston’s Most Popular & Vital Neighborhoods

Boston’s Seaport District has everything that a Bostonian could ever want. The Seaport is home to some of Boston’s trendiest new bars and restaurants, the city’s largest convention center, museums, many of Boston’s newest high rise apartment buildings, along with breathtaking views of the harbor and Boston’s skyline.


All Aboard; Rail Service Can’t Come Fast Enough 

What is the only thing missing from Boston’s youngest residential neighborhood? A train.

The Silver Line makes traveling to and around the Seaport a breeze. But despite being located only 2 miles away, a direct connection to Boston’s very popular Back Bay is nowhere to be found. The Back Bay is home to Boston’s famous Newbury Street, the Boston Public Library, boutiques, restaurants, and gorgeous historic architecture.

Back Bay is also home to one of Boston’s largest and busiest train stations. The Amtrak, several Commuter Rail lines and the Orange Line all pass through Back Bay station taking Bostonians all over Greater Boston. Soon Back Bay will add another destination to its already impressive list: The Seaport.

Just because the Seaport is one of Boston’s newest residential and commercial neighborhoods doesn’t mean the neighborhood itself is new. Like many other parts of Boston, the Seaport has been around for a very long time. With all the new construction rising above our heads, it’s sometimes difficult to see traces of the Seaport’s history

But if you look down from the Seaport’s skyscrapers you will see the rusted remains of a railroad system that once carried cargo to and from Boston’s harbor.

The abandoned tracks begin at Drydock Avenue near the Boston Design Center and end at the edge of the South End, passing right in front of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, one of Seaport’s most in demand locations.

From the Seaport to Back Bay Without Traffic or Transfers 


Track 61, as the project is referred, has a huge advantage over any of Boston’s other transportation proposals; It’s already built! Since Track 61 already exists developers were able to bypass many obstacles and roadblocks that are usually expected when building in a historic city such as Boston. The project is so uncomplicated, in fact, that the expected completion date is less than 2 years away!

A direct link between Back Bay and the Seaport will have nothing but positive effects. Both the Seaport and Back Bay are home to Boston’s finest dining and desirable real estate. Linking the two neighborhoods will encourage those traveling to Boston for business to explore both of Boston’s most talked about neighborhoods. And FINALLY providing locals with an easy way to get dinner on Newbury Street and drinks in the Seaport without dealing with traffic or transferring train lines.

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