Moving Northern New England Forward.

Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is a customer-focused, fiscally responsible public transportation authority created by the Maine State Legislature in 1995 in response to a public initiative led by TrainRiders Northeast.

NNEPRA was at the center of the restoration of passenger rail  service between Boston and points within Maine in December of 2001. NNEPRA continues to provide leadership, support, and coordination for the many operational partners and capital projects involved with developing and maintaining successful passenger rail service in Maine and Northern New England.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and manage a quality passenger rail system that meets the transportation needs of our customers, delivers value, and enhances economic development within the region we serve

We enthusiastically oversee the day-to-day operations of the Amtrak Downeaster. Through our management of budget, promotion, contracts, and customer service, the Downeaster has become one of the most celebrated regional passenger rail services in the country.

NNEPRA sets the standard for excellence in customer service, innovation and performance. We work diligently to ensure passenger trains operate efficiently, and that the railroad corridor remains in good repair.

Our team continually strives to find creative ways to improve mobility, advance safety, support a growing economy, and provide value for the people and communities of Maine and Northern New England.