The NNEPRA Open House, held yesterday in Portland, successfully brought together rail advocates and the public to hear an in-depth briefing by Executive Director Patricia Quinn about proposed Downeaster service enhancements.

Topics covered:

  • Wells track improvements
  • Inbound morning service from Wells to Portland and Brunswick
  • New location for Portland train station
  • New station in West Falmouth
  • New service between Westbrook & Portland
  • Lewiston-Auburn service

Again, these are proposals that NNEPRA is actively pursuing. 

Unable to attend? Here's her presentation.

This was a well-organized gathering with color-coded dots for the attendees to express their passenger rail preferences. They gathered at tables...

talked through their priorities and then a spokesperson from each reported their list to the more than 100 in attendance. You can get a sense of the involved excitement by watching this short natural sound clip.