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TrainRiders Northeast brought the Downeaster to Portland, ME in 2001 and Brunswick ME in 2012. Our New Vision: An across-the-platform Amtrak connection at Boston’s North Station, serving Worcester, Springfield, Hartford, New Haven & New York’s Penn Station (Moynihan Train Hall). Our continued success depends on your donation. Use our PayPal button to help us reach this goal. Many thanks for your continued support. Wayne Davis, Chairman
The Downeaster Receives Covid-19 Funding
- Created: 15 September 2020 15 September 2020
$2.1 million in federal funding arrived from Washington to "cover operating and preventative maintenance expenses during the pandemic."
Senator Collins, R-ME, made the announcement stating, "This critical investment will allow the Downeaster to make important improvements to its rail line in Maine, enhancing safety, efficiency, and reliability for the hundreds of thousands of passengers who use this service each year."
The Downeaster is running four round trips to Boston from Brunswick. Covid-19 protocols include the wearing of masks, social distancing when possible and extensive cleaning of the coaches by the Downeaster maintenance personnel.
The full article can be read at MaineBiz.com.