Downeaster Expansion Project

Downeaster service is expanding to Freeport and Brunswick, Maine beginning in the fall of 2012! The expanded service will provide more mobility to Maine residents, increase tourism, support new development in the Brunswick area and provide a passenger rail connection to Rockland, Maine. The Downeaster Expansion Project, a $38.3 million construction project being managed by NNEPRA to upgrade the tracks to support passenger service, has been underway since August 2010. The Project is proceeding within budget and on schedule. To date, nearly $32 million of work has been completed or is under contract with more than 53 companies in 20 states. It is expected that two of the Downeaster’s daily round-trips will begin service to Brunswick and Freeport in the fall of 2012.