2012, Aug – A formal Rail Trail Use Agreement is completed between the Town of Londonderry and the State of New Hampshire. The document allows Trailways to make use of the state owned property and develop it as a Rail Trail.
2012, Feb - The Town Council voted 5-0 in support of signing the Rail Trail Use Agreement with the State of NH. This is a very important step because the State owns the land. This now allows Trailways to proceed with fundraising and with executing on the preliminary engineering study.
2011 - Town Council voted to support the Rail Trail concept in June 2011 by authorizing Trailways to apply for grants and to pursue getting the necessary “use agreement” in place between the State and the Town of Londonderry.
- LT raised $7500 of the $10,000 needed to hire an engineering firm for a Preliminary Engineering Study.
- LT meets with the State of NH DOT to begin fact finding regarding the State required “Use Agreement”.
- Derry completes their “Phase 2″, a key section that links Derry to Windham! Eight miles of Rail Trail is now open from southern Windham to downtown Derry!!
- Through the last several years Manchester has also completed paving several sections along this same corridor, north of the airport, adjacent to South Willow Street.
2010 - Londonderry Trailways forms their Rail Trail subcomittee. Town Council authorizes LT to study all apsects of the abandonded rail corriodor and possible future use and report back.
2009 – Derry completes their “Phase 1″ of Rail Trail south of the Rt 102 Depot.
2006 – Windham opens a beautiful 3.5 mile section of paved rail trail for all to enjoy.
2003 – a six month fesability study was conducted by the NHDOT & the Southern NH Planning Comm and was attended by member representatives from each Town, (including Londonderry). The study looked at 3 different north-south corridors in the region for providing improved bike/ pedestrian use. The conclusion of this study supported converting this rail corridor into a paved Rail Trail. Immediately the Town of Windham took the lead in developing its portion of the rail trail.