Our New Vision

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

Press Room

waynespirocucrTrainRiders/Northeast can provide quick, knowledgeable information on any story affecting passenger rail transportation in the Northeast.

Wayne Davis, Chairman of the Board, organized TrainRiders for the purpose of bringing Amtrak service back to Maine, New Hampshire and Northeastern Massachusetts. The result: the Downeaster, from Portland to Boston with stops in between.

When writing a story about passenger rail issues, Wayne should be one of your first contacts. He knows the history of Amtrak's return to New England and will marshal the facts for any writer. Click here for a higher resolution picture.



Wayne Davis
Chairman, TrainRiders/Northeast
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207 272-2877
PO Box 4869
Portland, ME  04112

Office: 207 879-7245(TRY-RAIL)

Board of Directors - Officers 

Bob Hall, Vice-Chair
Jim Oikle, Treasurer 
William Hunt, Secretary

F. Bruce Sleeper, Esq., Treasurer & Counsel

Board Members

Don Briselden, At Large, NH
Janet Brown, At Large, ME
 Betsey Buckley, ME
John Carroll, NH
Nicholas Catoggio, MA
Michael Duprey, At Large
Ellen Fogg, ME
Henry Goode, Jr., NH

Robert Hall, NH
William Hunt, NH
Andrew Hyland, ME
Margo Knight, ME

Valarie Lamont, ME
William Lord, ME
James Oikle, ME
Stephen Piper, NH
Robert Rodman, At Large
Paula Boyer Rougny, At Large
Fred Smith, MA
Mary Starr, ME