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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Trainriders/NE Newsletters

Our newsletters reflect our history - vision, struggle and success.

Date  
         Topics in Our Newsletters - A Living History
   
 2018 Trouble in Paradise - Amtrak CEO Anderson 
   
2017 TrainRiders Hires First Executive Director
  AMTRAK Has New CEO - Richard Anderson
   
2014 Benjamin Kirkland, Long-time TRNE Board Member Passes Away
   
2013 Brunswick & Freeport Welcome the Downeaster! 
  NNEPRA Awaits FRA Approval for Brunswick Expansion
   
2012 The Downeaster Remains on Top!
   
2011 Downeaster Passes 500,000 Passengers in 2011
  Work Resumes on Freeport-Brunswick Extension
     
2010 $35 Million FRA Grant for Extension to Freeport and Brunswick
     
2009 Gov. Baldacci Sends An Open Letter to TrainRiders/NE Members
     
2008 Candidate Surveys
  July, '08 Ridership - All-time Monthly High!
  We're Going to Brunswick!
     
2007 Two Brunswick Expansion Proposals
  TRN Celebrates 20 Years - Downeaster is 6
     
2006 Your Voice Needed to Sustain Downeaster
  State's Rail Promotion on Right Track
  Bicyclists & the Downeaster
     
2005 Downeaster Officials Toot Horn - Ridership is Up!
  One Millionth Downeaster Passenger - Earlier Than Expected!
  Amtrak is Still the Orphan
     
2004 Why We Like the Train - It's Not Nostalgia
  An Old Track Finds New Fans - Brunswick to Rockland
  TRN Annual Meeting - A Treat and A Pleasure!
     
2003 Has MDOT Gone Wobbly on Rail?
  Underfunded Since Its Inception, Amtrak is Crumbling
Bush Passenger Rail 'Reform' Bill
  Record Attendance at TRN Annual Meeting
  TRN Signs Agreement to Promote National Passenger Rail Investment
     
2002 Amtrak Spared Again - But for How Long?
  The Passing of 'Buc' Powell
     
2001 Downeaster Begins Service December 15!
  Surface Transportation Board Says It Loud and Clear - Again!
  Enough is Enough! NNEPRA Announces Definite Downeaster Postponement
     
2000 Acela Express Service Start-up Scheduled Again!
  Amtrak Begins Acela Service to Boston
     
1999 STB Decision Allows Construction to Continue
  Delivery of Amtrak Acela Train Delayed
  Construction Starts on Amtrak's Portland-Boston Service
  First Spike Driven for Amtrak's Maine Service
     
1998 A Call to Arms!
  STB Rules on Amtrak Use of Guilford Track
  Amtrak Track President Tohmas Downs Resigns
     
1997 Massachusetts Completes Major Railroad Project
  The Train to Maine - When Will It Run Again?
     
1996 Commissioner Melrose Sends Open Letter to TrainRiders Members
  Clock Tower May Grace Portland Station
     
1995 Portland Decides on Train Station
  Rail Authority Bill Passes! LD 1225 Signed Into Law By Governor King
  Did We Understand? Startup of the Portland-Boston Service to be Delayed?
     
1994 Where Have All the TrainRiders Gone?
     
1993 Don't Miss Our Annual Meeting
  Happy Holidays!
  Nation's First Intermodel Chief Opens TrainRiders/NE Conference
     
1992 We Got The Money - $28 Million for Improvements
  Sam Stokes Passes Away
     
1991 Gov. McKernan Signs Passenger Rail Service Act