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.

Wayne Davis Responds to letter attacking the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority

(Webmaster comment: Recently Associate Professor Patrick Rael of Bowdoin wrote a letter to the Forecaster accusing NNPERA of failing to listen to local objections, not working with town authorities and other objections with regards to the construction of the Downeaster Maintenance Facility in Brunswick. TRN Chairman Wayne Davis, in order to set the record straight, responded with the following Letter to the Editor.)

Patrick Rael’s letter attacking the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, its board of directors and its capable executive director is filled with misinformation.

Higher Cost Delays Start of Downeaster Maintenance Facility Construction

NNEPRA will need to seek additional federal funds in order to move forward with the construction of the Brunswick mainetance facility.

With expanded service due to begin late next fall, the lack of that facility will reduce the number of Downeaster round trips between Brunswick and Portland from three to two.

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