Providence and Worcester and RailAmerica enter strategic alliance

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The Providence and Worcester Railroad and the New England Central Railroad, part of the RailAmerica family, have established a new coordinated commercial and operating platform, the Great Eastern Route.

This new strategic alliance is being developed to increase the railroads’ collective business with both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific to rail customers in southern New England and to enhance their global access through port facilities.

In a statement, RailAmerica said, “Over the past five years, the NECR and P&W have jointly invested significant capital in the infrastructure along with the states of Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and the federal government. These investments enhance our service and combined with this new commercial and operating relationship will provide the basis for a greatly improved customer experience aimed at growing our collective business across all commodity lines.

“The alliance recently hosted inspection trains with the Canadian Class 1 partners and looks forward to establishing new and improved supply chains throughout the region.”

RailAmerica, Inc., owns and operates shortline and regional freight railroads in North America, operating a portfolio of 43 individual railroads with approximately 7,400 miles of track in 27 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. P&W is a regional freight railroad operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.

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