Foxborough, Mass.

The area now known as Foxborough was inhabited by native americans before the colonists arrived as early as 1704. In 1778, the town was incorporated and named for the Honorable Charles James Fox.

Often refered to as "The Gem Of Norfolk County", Foxborough is located equidistant from Boston, MA, and Providence, RI.

Water & Sewer

Transportation & Corridors

Foxborough Trains & Rail Lines

rail lines in Foxborough highlighted in lime green
    • The Boston and Providence Railroad was incorporated June 21, 1831.
    • Old Colony Railroad operated from 1845.
    • The Mansfield and Framingham Railroad was incorporated in 1862 as the Foxborough Branch Railroad to provide a rail connection from Mansfield through Foxborough to Walpole. In 1867, the name was changed to Mansfield and Framingham Railroad. The 22.1 mile line was completed on May 1, 1870.
    • New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad
    • The train arrived in North Foxborough (a.k.a. Morseville) in 1886.
    • Norfolk & Bristol Electric Railroad's spur line to Lake View ballroom was discontinued in 1919.
    • The East Foxboro station closed in November 1977.
    • The Foxboro Stadium stop is part of the Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad, Old Colony Railroad, New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Conrail, and now CSX line. The line connects to the MBTA's Franklin Line at Walpole and the Providence/Stoughton Line at Mansfield.
    • For deeds, easements, sales, and more, see also: Consolidated Rail Corporation 1978+, New York Central Lines, etc.
    • Draft 495 Rail Study
    • 2010 Commuter Feasibility Study Report
    • Foxborough Commuter Rail Feasibility Analysis"
    • Football Trains to Gillette Stadium
    • South Coast Rail Corridor Plan
    • South East Corrider Rail Map
    • Northeast Corridor Main Line
    • * Rail lines in Foxborough are shown in lime green on map.

    Route 1

    a.k.a. Lower Post Road, Norfolk and Bristol Turnpike, and Washington Street
    1784: Lafeyette House
    1947: Bay State Raceway
    1971: Schaefer Stadium
    2002: CMGI Field
    2007: Patriot Place

    Route 140

    Foxfield Plaza
    Foxborough Plaza
    Chestnut Green
    Main Street

    Mechanic Street

    South Street / Route 106


    • Auto
    • Rail
    • Walking
    • Bike

What Is Transportation Planning?

Transportation helps shape an area's economic health and quality of life. Not only does the transportation system provide for the mobility of people and goods, it also influences patterns of growth and economic activity by providing access to land. The performance of the system affects public policy concerns like air quality, environmental resource consumption, social equity, land use, urban growth, economic development, safety, and security. Transportation planning recognizes the critical links between transportation and other societal goals. The planning process is more than merely listing highway and transit capital projects. It requires developing strategies for operating, managing, maintaining, and financing the area's transportation system in such a way as to advance the area's long-term goals.

Neighborhoods In Foxborough

Lakeview, Donkeyville, Paineburg, Quaker Hill, Morseville, Foxvale, and Powderhouse are some of the older neighborhoods in town.

Cannon Forge, Witch Pond, Governor's Meadow, and Chestnut Green are a few of the newer developments.