Southern New England
at one time had a large network of interurban streetcar
lines. It was possible to go from New York City
completely using these lines, with a choice of route (via Providence, Rhode Island
or Springfield, Massachusetts
). These routes matched the earlier split between Lower and Upper Boston Post Roads
and the pre-1999 split of Amtrak
's Acela Regional
service (no longer through via Springfield).
Nowadays, the only services that come close to the definition of an interurban are the Green Line D (Riverside) branch and the Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line, both in the Boston area.
New York to Boston
The following lines carried passengers between New York City
and New Haven, Connecticut
These lines connected New Haven to Providence, Rhode Island:
These lines continued from Providence to Boston, Massachusetts: