New Rail Service to Connect Boston Districts

According to the Boston Globe, Massachusetts has earmarked tens of millions of dollars to launch train service on an unused rail line between the Seaport District (home of the 426-room Seaport Hotel and the 450-room Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel) and the Back Bay (site of such hotels as the 383-room Fairmont Copley Plaza and the 805-room Westin Copley Place). Trains are expected to begin running on Track 61 in just two years, since the track already has been purchased by the state. In other Boston news, the 143-room Copley Square Hotel has sold for $59.3 million to Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers.