BOSTON-WORCESTER AIR LINE TRAIL:
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Last Updated: November 30, 2023
Length: Westborough Section; 0.3 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Flat asphalt rail trail.
To Start from East Main Street [Eastern End]; From I-495 take exit 59B to Route 9 west. Take the Route 30 W exit to E Main St and head right. Just past the USPS building spot the trailhead on your right. No parking lot.
The Boston-Worcester Air Line Trail is a proposed multi-use trail from Framingham to Worcester with with side trails to Marlborough and Berlin. The trail follows the route of the former Boston and Worcester Air Line Trolley. The trail would also utilize the Wachusett Aqueduct and the former second track of the rail line from Framingham to Clinton for parts of its route. Boston & Worcester Electric Companies (B&W) was a holding company for several streetcar companies between Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts. The main line, built by the Boston and Worcester Street Railway, was an interurban streetcar line partly on the old Boston and Worcester Turnpike (now Route 9).
Starting from East Main Street [Eastern End]; The old paved road travels West along a residential/commercial corridor for only 0.3 miles before ending at Lyman St. A kiosk is located here along with some old RR tracks and benches.
Note; Funds were approved in 2023 to design a new 1.7-mile section of the BWALT from Park St West to Otis St near Smith Parkway. Another section in the works would connect from Otis St South to the MBTA Station along Smith Parkway.
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