Getting Answers: Palmer group pushes for rail stop, retail opportunities

Western Mass News is getting answers on the latest developments in Palmer as plans to break ground on a new retail development are in the works. This comes as residents continue to push to add a new train stop in town as part of the highly anticipated East-West Rail.

Anne Miller and Ben Hood of Palmer are part of the group, Citizens for a Palmer Rail Stop, which advocates for a new Palmer rail station to be part of the proposed East-West Rail.

“We’ve been pushing since about 2015 to bring passenger rail back to Palmer,” Miller told us.

The rail would connect Pittsfield to Boston via a high-speed train, with potential stops along the way in Chester, Springfield, Palmer, Worcester, and Boston.

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