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NNEPRA to Explore Seasonal Service on Rockland Branch


PORTLAND, Maine  – The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) announced today at the 2017 Annual Meeting that they will explore implementation of service on the Rockland Branch. The “Downeaster Coastal Connection” pilot program would be an extension of existing schedules, using existing equipment.  This seasonal and weekend only service will provide Downeaster transportation to Bath, Wiscasset, Newcastle, and Rockland, Maine.  Details, including a schedule of public meetings to gather input from communities along the line will be announced soon.