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.

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NNEPRA Project

In 2015, the 127th Maine Legislature, in PL 2015, c. 267, Pt. YY, approved a $500,000 fund allocation and directed the Department of Transportation (MaineDOT), in consultation with the cities of Lewiston and Auburn and Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA), to conduct a study and complete a plan for the implementation of passenger rail service between the cities of Lewiston and Auburn and the Amtrak Downeaster service.  

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NNEPRA Project

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) is exploring the possibility of operating seasonal weekend Downeaster service to mid-coast Maine, to include the communities of Bath, Wiscasset, Newcastle and Rockland.  Passenger service has not operated on this line since the Maine Eastern Railroad ceased operations in 2016. 

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NNEPRA Project

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) has applied for and has been awarded a $1.2M Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Grant from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation for the Rockingham Siding Rehabilitation Project. Rehabilitation of the siding will increase speed and improve both passenger and freight train operations and safety.

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