Federal, Maine and local officials, railroad enthusiasts and Brunswick-area residents met Monday morning at the railroad station in downtown Brunswick to kick off the expansion project which will bring the Amtrak Downeaster train north to Brunswick. Governor John Baldacci joined other dignitaries on the podium to congratulate thos who have worked hard to make expansion of the popular passenger train north to stations in Freeport and Brunswick a reality.
Immediately after the ceremony’s conclusion, workers began upgrading the existing line. Work is expected to be completely in the fall of 2012.
New rail, in 1650-foot sections, arrived by train.