Our New Vision

TrainRiders Northeast brought the Downeaster to Portland, ME in 2001 and Brunswick ME in 2012.  Our New Vision:  An across the platform, Amtrak connection at Boston’s North Station, serving Worcester, Springfield, Hartford, New Haven & New York’s Penn Station. Our continued success depends on your donation. Use our PayPal button to help us reach this goal. Many thanks for your continued support. Wayne Davis, Chairman



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The NNEPRA Open House, held yesterday in Portland, successfully brought together rail advocates and the public to hear an in-depth briefing by Executive Director Patricia Quinn about proposed Downeaster service enhancements.

Topics covered:

  • Wells track improvements
  • Inbound morning service from Wells to Portland and Brunswick
  • New location for Portland train station
  • New station in West Falmouth
  • New service between Westbrook & Portland
  • Lewiston-Auburn service

Again, these are proposals that NNEPRA is actively pursuing. 

Unable to attend? Here's her presentation.

This was a well-organized gathering with color-coded dots for the attendees to express their passenger rail preferences. They gathered at tables...

talked through their priorities and then a spokesperson from each reported their list to the more than 100 in attendance. You can get a sense of the involved excitement by watching this short natural sound clip.