Preliminary Trail Design

Now that the trail alignment location has been determined, Stantec has moved into the design development of the trail. The preliminary design phase will include design elements for the trail including surface details, street crossing elements, and access information. The Rail Trail Design & Construction Advisory Committee will be holding neighborhood meetings this summer to […]

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Thank you Trail Neighbors for your Input!

Thank you to everyone that was able to attend the presentation for trail neighbors by the Town’s engineering firm, Stantec, on April 12. The feedback generated during the break-out sessions will be especially helpful to Stantec and the Design and Construction Advisory Committee as they move into the preliminary trail design phase of the project. […]

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Trail Alignment

The Swampscott Rail Trail project has met a significant milestone! The Town’s engineering firm, Stantec, has utilized the data they’ve collected over the previous months to layout the location of the trail within the utility corridor. There will be a presentation of that alignment for trail neighbors on Thursday, April 12 (7:00p in the Swampscott […]

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Progress on Rail Trail Project

The Swampscott Rail Trail project continues to move forward. The Town’s engineering firm, Stantec, has compiled all of the topographic, wetland, survey, and utility data. This information means that they’re now putting together the preliminary trail alignment and design for the future trail. The Rail Trail Design & Construction Advisory Committee will be holding neighborhood […]

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Thank You Swampscott!

On June 29th, the Swampscott community voted to re-affirm the May Town Meeting vote and support the funding and creation of the Swampscott Rail Trail. Voter turnout was a terrific 46% and the YES vote won by 12%. The final tally was YES-2741 to No 2152. Thank you to all of our fantastic volunteers and […]

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THANK YOU Town Meeting for voting YES for the Rail Trail!

In May 2017, the Swampscott Town Meeting overwhelming approved (by a vote of 210 to 56) a warrant article to approve moving forward with the Rail Trail and to provide funding for the design and engineering of the trail location as well as the costs for the acquisition of the easement rights. This warrant article […]

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Letter of Support from Renewable Energy Committee

May 12, 2017 Sean Fitzgerald Town Administrator Town of Swampscott Dear Mr. Fitzgerald, The Swampscott Renewable Energy Committee has a core mission to evaluate and make recommendations to the Board of Selectmen regarding energy conservation, energy efficiency, and/or conversion to greener energy sources. The committee feels that the Rail Trail supports this mission. The committee […]

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Letter of Support from Conservation Commission

Sean Fitzgerald Town Administrator Town of Swampscott Dear Mr. Fitzgerald, On behalf of the Swampscott Conservation Commission, I am writing to express our support for the Swampscott Rail Trail and the warrant article to fund the design and engineering of the trail as well as the legal fees and costs for the acquisition of easement […]

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