Plaistow Train Meeting Set for Feb. 24

A public informational meeting, postponed by the weather earlier this week for the Plaistow, N.H. Commuter Rail Extension Study, has been re-scheduled.

It will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Plaistow Town Hall. The agenda include a review of a Draft Recommended Alternative for a Layover Facility & Rail Station, Cost and Ridership Estimates, Noise and Vibration Analysis, and Land Use Impact/Benefits.

“We encourage any and all of you that are available that evening to attend this meeting,” according to a statement.  “We hope to be posting a few documents on the project website ( in advance of the meeting for review by the general public and meeting attendees.”

Last September, the study group released an alternatives overview map, outlining three potential site plans for a commuter rail station and train layover facility. One of the alternatives calls for a commuter rail station off Westville Road near route 125, separate from a train layover facility on the Haverhill side of the border, parallel to the upper Hilldale Avenue industrial park.