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

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.