Pols laud new Worcester-Boston express train

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Congressman James McGovern was able to catch his plane out of Logan Airport, and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito had a chance to tout the benefits of central Massachusetts living after the two elected officials arrived in South Station on the first express train from Worcester on Monday morning.

“We can bring more people to the Worcester area,” Polito, a Shrewsbury Republican, told a crowd of media and officials assembled in the South Station lobby, saying Worcester offers an “affordable lifestyle.”

As of Monday, Worcester also offers express rush-hour trains to and from Boston, taking about an hour platform to platform.

“Everybody on the train was happy,” remarked McGovern, a Worcester Democrat who told the News Service he had an 11 a.m. flight to Washington D.C.

— Written by Andy Metzger

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