NNEPRA Projects

NNEPRA Project

Royal Junction Siding will provide additional track capacity necessary to enable more frequent and efficient daily operation of Downeaster trains and freight trains between Brunswick and Boston.  This passing siding removes a key bottleneck for the Downeaster that will create more options for the travelling public while improving the financial and operational efficiency of the service.

Brunswick Layover Facility

Construction of the Brunswick Layover Facility, which began on October 16th, 2015, and began overnight servicing of the Downeaster on November 21st, 2016. Consigli Construction of Portland, Maine was the design-build contractor for the project.  

Downeaster MBTA Track Improvement Project

The Downeaster MBTA Track Improvement Project will add double track and replace rail in Massachusetts on the portion of the Downeaster line owned by the MBTA. These improvements will help improve Downeaster reliability/on-time performance and set the stage for more Downeaster frequencies. The total Project cost is $26,027,764; NNEPRA received a FRA grant for $20,822,341 and the MBTA provided a match of $5,205,423.