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Wiscasset gives its nod to Amtrak


Wiscasset became the third of four Midcoast communities to indicate its willing to commit funds to be a part of a Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority plan to bring the Amtrak Downeaster up the coast.

The select board unanimously indicated the town would be willing to build a small platform allowing passengers to enter and leave the train in the event NNEPRA secures funding and gets approval to run its Downeaster service north of Brunswick.

The service is a pilot project dubbed the “Coastal Connection,” and would only run on weekends as a slower excursion designed for tourists stopping in Bath, Wiscasset, Newcastle, and Rockland. Read the Full Article