News Brief

NNEPRA reports May ridership missed FY2017 target by 5%, due to loss of approximately 2,500 riders because of weekend curtailments and heat restrictions. May ridership was only 261 passengers below May of last year. FY2017 YTD ridership is 9% ahead of target. When the June numbers come in, FY2017 promises to be a very successful year. 

TrainRiders/NE is gearing up for our big celebration as the Downeaster marks its 15th anniversary of successful passenger rail service from Maine to Boston.

On Thursday December 15th (yes, 15 years on the 15th), the TrainRiders/NE 28th Annual Meeting will toast those who made this service possible. It will be a luncheon meeting held in the ballroom of the Clarion Hotel which is right next to Portland's Amtrak station. The scheduling of this meeting will allow most of you to arrive and depart by the Downeaster - checkin will start at 11:00 a.m., lunch at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting adjourns by 3:30 p.m. (These are new times, slightly different from the graphic below.)


Soon you'll be receiving a registration form in the mail or be able to sign up on this website.