Coastal Connection Service Extension Pilot

Project Overview

Since 2017, NNEPRA has been actively engaged with the Maine Department of Transportation and the Central Maine and Quebec Railway to extend service to Bath, Wiscasset, Newcastle and Rockland on weekends during the summer. Expansion plans are currently on hold.


What to expect in the coming months.

Date Goal
June 2020 Surface Transportation Board approval of the sale of the Central Maine and Quebec Railway

Project Budget

Given the Downeaster’s current operating plan, a seasonal, weekend service extension can be accomplished using the train sets and crews already in place.

Project Schedule

Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2021