The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will meet with residents to discuss whether to extend the MBTA commuter rail line to Plaistow, N.H.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will meet with residents to discuss whether to extend the MBTA commuter rail line to Plaistow, N.H.
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It may not be a midnight train to Georgia, but officials in New Hampshire are looking at the feasibility of extending the MBTA commuter rail to Plaistow, N.H. — an expansion that would establish the system’s only stop in the Granite State.

In recent years, New Hampshirites have clamored for train service from Boston to Nashua, Concord, or Manchester in response to the state’s burgeoning tech industry and the increased popularity of city centers.

And while Plaistow (population 7,747) is no Manchester, it could be viewed as low-hanging fruit if the state wants to get in the public transit business: It’s just on the other side of the border from Haverhill, a little more than five miles north of the last stop on the Haverhill commuter rail line.

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The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting about the proposed project on Aug. 22 at 7 p.m., at Plainstow Town Hall.