Can’t get there from here? We’ve heard that before.

Mainers lack transportation choices.  

State and local efforts are underway to expand passenger rail to Lewiston/Auburn. Reconstruction of this connection sets the stage for international passenger train service to Canada—linking Boston to Montreal through Portland, Lewiston/Auburn, and Bethel in Maine's western mountains.

But to make this happen we need to build political will. We need allies: future passengers like our seniors who need transit alternatives, environmentalists who understand the devastation caused by auto emissions, and supporters of transit in Maine. We need you.

It's Train Time.


A Project of:

The Maine Rail Transit Coalition



✓  Revitalize Town Centers  
✓  Access to Workforce Housing
✓  Achieve Carbon Neutrality
✓  Reduce Congestion
✓  Provide needed transit options for our seniors, transit-       savvy younger residents, & tourists
✓  Invest in Maine's clean transit future
✓  Utilize existing state-owned transportation assets
✓  Expands Aging in Place options

Trains in Maine

Rail News

Legislative success: LD 323

An Act To Provide Funding to the Department of Transportation To Complete the Assessment for the Completion of the State-owned St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad Line

Trains for Maine

See more info on the Maine Rail Transit Coalition efforts to expand passenger rail.

Maine Rail System Map

The state of Maine can utilize existing rail lines to expand passenger rail. See the full map here.

Maine Rail Transit Coalition

The Maine Rail Transit Coalition coalition is partnering with organizations in Maine to restore rail services:

The current legislation: LD 590

An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Maine's Rail Infrastructure

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March 04, 2020

Train Time - The Maine Rail Transit Coalition

Mainers lack transportation choices. 

October 01, 2019

We Cannot Pave our Way out of Climate Change

Excellent editorial. Solves the “housing crisis”, the “parking crisis”, the “climate change crisis”, and more.

October 21, 2019

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA), created by the legislature for the purpose of restoring and expanding passenger rail service to and throughout the State of Maine has recently determined that the time has come for expanding to a commuter rail service, beginning with initiating the State Plan for trains to the commuter towns north and west of Portland. 

March 28, 2018

Gauging interest in passenger rail service

LEWISTON — Dozens of people circled past a series of interactive posters Wednesday, and were asked questions like, “If train service were available between Portland and L-A, would you ride it?”

"Passenger train service is a benefit to Maine"

Letter in support of passenger rail expansion

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