Quick Note: Train Host Program

signalTrainRiders/NE Train Hosts serve as goodwill ambassadors onboard the Downeaster to assist passengers with information; assist train crews in duties as requested by them; and promote rail safety.

As a volunteer, you'll travel between Maine and Boston conversing with passengers along the way.

Click on "Host Program" in the above menu for more information.

As NNERPA Executive Director Patricia Quinn put it, "Aprl was not a good month."

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First, there were two weekend Shawsheen River Bridge reconstruction outages, meaning that the Downeaster could not bring passengers to or from Boston, and then the Boston Marathon bombings closed North Station to all train traffic - frustrating NNEPRA, Amtrak and passengers alike.

The numbers on ridership and revenue reflect those unusual events. However, the Downeaster will be 'back on track' for the month of May as ridership, according to Ms. Quinn, is already ahead of last May by 2,400.

 

Despite the difficulties encountered in April, the fiscal year to date remains ahead of last year.

Brunswick Layover Facility

Ms. Quinn hopes to hold a public hearing in July on the facility's about-to-be-completed Environmental Assessment Study.

BikeShare Program

There will be 10 new rental bikes available at the Portland Transportation Center.  24-hour rental will cost $20, all done via the rider's cell phone.

Reel Video Contest

You can help NNEPRA select a winner in their amateur video contest by casting your vote. Just go here.
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