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FISHERS, Ind.— Two groups are trying to get the city of Fishers to change course when it comes to the Nickel Plate railroad corridor. 

On Monday night, the groups Save the Nickel Plate and the Hoosier Rails to Trails Council presented the results of a privately funded study. The study supports the concept that the corridor should stay a railroad with a trail built alongside it instead of the City of Fishers’ plan for a trail only. 

The groups held a meeting where people were allowed to come and ask questions to learn more about the “rail-with-trail” idea. 

Gurinder Singh is a “rail-with-trail” supporter. 

“As we grow, the congestion will be more so down the road in the future, We can have this 37-mile of corridor that will be for the whole regional area, not just Fishers,” Singh said to WISH-TV. 

Singh is one of four Republican candidates in the race for three Fishers City Council at-large bids. 

The city of Fishers unveiled its plan for a trail-only corridor in February. The city had to get federal approval for its master plan for the trail.  

They hope to break ground on it in the fall. 

US Rail Holdings, LLC (USR) has appealed to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for the chance to buy the Nickel Plate railroad.  The filings also state that “USR has no objection to and even supports a trail alongside the reactivated rail line,” and mentions that the Hoosier Rails to Trails Council has offered to work with USR to establish a trail nearby.