Leader of Amtrak Downeaster: No Quick Fix for Crowded Trains in Northern New England

By Ryan Kath, NBC Boston 10; June 12, 2019 The leader of the agency that operates the Amtrak Downeaster service…

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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…

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New England: Rail officials seek new Portland station for Downeaster

By David Harry, The Forecaster; April 17, 2019 PORTLAND — A new depot for the Amtrak Downeaster could be coming down…

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Maine: Passenger rail service between Lewiston-Auburn and Portland could cost $300 million

By Matthew Daigle, Sun Journal; March 27, 2019 LEWISTON — A proposed commuter rail service to connect the Twin Cities…

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Maine’s Downeaster service: Possible Lewiston-Auburn to Portland rail routes to be discussed

By Staff, Maine Biz; March 21, 2019 Possible routes and other service details of a plan for train service between…

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Maine: Amtrak expanding train service to Freeport, Brunswick on November 12th

By The Associated Press, Portland Press Herald; November 2, 2018 More trains from Boston are coming to the Freeport and…

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Maine: Passenger rail study cites ‘latent demand’ for Lewiston-Auburn connection to Portland

By Andrew Rice, Sun Journal, Portland Press Herald; November 4, 2018 AUBURN — If you build it, they will come…

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New England: Downeaster readies for expanded Brunswick-Boston service

By Peter McGuire, Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald; September 17, 2018 Rail service between Boston and Brunswick is expected to…

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New England: Downeaster train service ‘not in jeopardy’ going into 2019, rail authority says

By Lauren Abbate, Staff, Bangor Daily News; August 28, 2018 Amtrak will continue to service the Downeaster route from Massachusetts…

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Amtrak Enticing Travelers to Maine with New Rail Pass

By Donald Wood, Travel Pulse; June 8, 2018 For rail travelers looking for an adventure this summer, Amtrak and the…

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End of the line: journeys on the Downeaster for graduating college student

By Jonah Watt, The Bowdoin Orient; March 30, 2018 I love my Amtrak Downeaster six-trip college pass. For 86 dollars, I…

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Downeaster passenger rail extension to Rockland, Maine canceled for 2018

By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff, Bangor Daily News; March 27, 2018 The rail authority responsible for managing Maine’s contract with…

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Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority Board OKs three-week summer pilot passenger runs for Rockland

By Stephen Betts, Village Soup – Knox; February 26, 2018 Portland — The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority Board…

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A Regional Rail Revival

By Alex Marshall, Columnist, Senior Fellow at The Regional Plan Association in New York City, Governing Magazine; February 2018 Great…

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Proposal to Bring Amtrak Train to Rockland, Maine Delayed

By Christine Parrish, The Free Press; February 1, 2018 A pilot project to bring the Amtrak Downeaster Service to Rockland…

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New England’s Downeaster Service: Amtrak could make stops along the Midcoast as early as this summer

By Chris Chase, Staff Writer, Coastal Journal; January 23, 2018 NEWCASTLE — A proposal by Amtrak to bring passenger train…

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Maine: Passenger rail service plans December ‘test runs’ to Rockland

By Lauren Abbate, Staff, Bangor Daily News; December 1, 2017 ROCKLAND, Maine ― Amtrak’s passenger rail service might extend as…

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Maine Voices: We need to protect our Maine railroad lines for train service

By Tony Donovan and Paul Weiss, Special to the Press Herald, Portland Press Herald; November 28, 2017 In the last…

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Amtrak may extend seasonal passenger train service to Rockland, Maine

By Stephen Betts, Village Soup; October 24, 2017 Rockland — Seasonal passenger train service could return to Rockland. The Northern…

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New Hampshire May Get a Free Commuter Rail Line…and Not For The First Time

By Todd Bookman, New Hampshire Public Radio; October 17, 2017 Commuter rail fans in New Hampshire received some good news…

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The idea of private passenger rail in New Hampshire is very unusual, but not impossible

By David Brooks, Staff, Concord Monitor; September 26, 2017 It might seem crazy that a private company says it wants…

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