Plan To Offer Train Service To Northern Midcoast Maine Falls Through Again

By Lauren Abbate, Bangor Daily News, Maine Public Radio; June 11, 2019

For the second summer in a row, plans to extend the Amtrak Downeaster’s service north of Brunswick through Rockland for a limited seasonal schedule have fallen through.

Officials from the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, which is responsible for managing Maine’s contract with Amtrak, pitched the Downeaster extension pilot program in the fall of 2017. The program would extend passenger rail service to Bath, Wiscasset, Newcastle and Rockland on weekends during the summer.

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