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Infra\tecture Committee

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    Free and open to the public

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Think Link: Design Implications of the North-South Rail Link

Since its inception, Boston's rail network has been bifurcated North and South, preventing seamless connectivity between commuter rail and the subway in the downtown core, and thwarting the creation of a regional rail system in the greater metro area.

The North-South Rail Link, proposed in various iterations since the early 1900s, represents the key to unlocking the full potential of Boston's rail network, transforming a segregated series of radial spurs into a cohesive transportation network. Central to this project is the creation of expanded North and South Stations, with deep platforms allowing transfers between Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, the Commuter/Regional Rail Network, and Subway Lines. The design of these stations represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a truly civic, iconic new gateway to Boston and the larger metropolitan region.

Please join panelists Governor Michael Dukakis, distinguished professor of political science at Northeastern University, Brad Bellows, architect, and Andy Monat, civic outreach director at TransitMatters along with the BSA Infra\tecture Committee for a thought-provoking panel discussion exploring the engineering, economic, design opportunities, and challenges of the North-South Rail Link.

The panel will be moderated by Josh Fiala AIA, senior land use planner at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and Brian Gregory Assoc. AIA, lead designer at Gamble Associates.

Image, depicting Leipzig City Tunnel Leuschner Platz Station, opening ceremony​: Jan Woitas

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