Downeaster adds Brunswick-Boston roundtrip

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U.S. Sen Angus King, I-Maine, arrives in Brunswick Monday, Nov. 21, to mark the inaugural third daily roundtrip of the Amtrak Downeaster between Brunswick and Boston. He was joined by Marty Eisenstein, chairman of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority; TrainRiders Northeast Chairman Wayne Davis, and Patricia Quinn, NNEPRA executive director. The new late-morning departure and evening arrival were made possible by the recent opening of a new train layover facility in Brunswick. (Keith Spiro / For The Forecaster)

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  • Jimmy_John67

    Wow four whole passengers on the train for that trip to Brunswick! That is double the normal ridership!! Good thing more then $100 million of taxpayer funds and counting have been spent on the Portland to Brunswick train extension. Clearly money well spent so 10 people a day can save a 25 minute drive to Portland to catch the train. Maybe when they spend the additional $10 million in taxpayer funds on the Cumberland siding project they can increase that number to 12 people a day. Wouldn’t that be something!