The NNEPRA Annual Meeting was filled with the sweet smell of success.

New records were set in FY18 - Ridership (7.7% more than FY17) ticket revenue (18.9% more than FY17) and passenger miles (10.7% more than FY17).

Nine months of FY18 set new ridership records.

The Downeaster maintained one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the country in FY18 at 90%.


The Downeaster has transported more than 7.1 million passengers and generated more than $107 million in passenger revenue since the service began on December 14th in 2001.

Executive Director Patricia Quinn announced that after discussions with PanAm, the fifth round-trip to Boston will now originate in Brunswick starting November 12th.

Ms Quinn summarized the good FY18 numbers for TrainRiders/NE.