Rail http://nhpr.org en Newington Approves SEA-3 Propane Expansion; Portsmouth Considers Appeal http://nhpr.org/post/newington-approves-sea-3-propane-expansion-portsmouth-considers-appeal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After six months of deliberation, the&nbsp;Newington planning board has approved a controversial proposal to bring up to 12 railcars of propane through the Seacoast each night.&nbsp;</p><p>The company, called SEA-3, wants to transport domestic propane from oil wells in Pennsylvania and elsewhere to the Seacoast, for export by ship.</p><p>But neighborhood groups in Portsmouth, Stratham and Greenland have opposed the rail expansion, voicing concerns about moving explosive materials over aging railroad tracks.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 04:21:23 +0000 Emily Corwin 48779 at http://nhpr.org Newington Approves SEA-3 Propane Expansion; Portsmouth Considers Appeal Rail Study Group Expects 3,000 Riders Daily Between Manchester and Boston http://nhpr.org/post/rail-study-group-expects-3000-riders-daily-between-manchester-and-boston <p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/nhpr/files/Public_Scoping_Meeting_2014_03_05%287%292.pdf">New details</a> released by the <a href="http://www.nhcapitolcorridor.com/">Capitol Corridor</a> rail study group during a public hearing Wednesday night point toward higher ridership than expected.<o:p></o:p></p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 03:37:21 +0000 Ryan Lessard 44599 at http://nhpr.org Rail Study Group Expects 3,000 Riders Daily Between Manchester and Boston Executive Council Approves Plaistow Rail Study http://nhpr.org/post/executive-council-approves-plaistow-rail-study <p>On Wednesday the Executive Council authorized a new rail study &nbsp;— one that examines whether to bring trains to Plaistow.</p><p>This study will cost far less than one approved earlier this year, for $3.9 million dollars to look at extending commuter rail from Lowell, Massachusetts to Nashua and then on up to Manchester and Concord.</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:55:12 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 28898 at http://nhpr.org Resurrecting The Railroad Debate in the Granite State http://nhpr.org/post/resurrecting-railroad-debate-granite-state <p>New Hampshire is looking at whether to accept federal funds to once again study whether passenger and freight trains make sense for the state.&nbsp; But many of the same concerns are coming up again:&nbsp; that New Hampshire doesn’t have enough people who would ride the rails to justify the enormous cost.&nbsp; We'll revisit this debate.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 20654 at http://nhpr.org Resurrecting The Railroad Debate in the Granite State