Brunswick neighborhood group plans to fight rail decision

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- People in a Brunswick neighborhood plan to fight a decision made by the Federal Railroad Administration.

The agency found a $12-million train layover facility would have no significant environmental impact on the community after reviewing an environmental assessment study.

Bob Morrison, the chairman of the Brunswick West Neighborhood Coalition, says the decision doesn't make sense.

The facility would house Downeaster passenger trains and be used for repairs, cleaning, and light maintenance.

Morrison says the facility will increase diesel pollution and noise in a quiet residential area.

The executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority could not be reached for comment on Wednesday, but she tells our media partners at the Portland Press Herald the decision will allow them to move forward with their plans for the facility.

Bob Morrison says his neighborhood coalition will meet Monday to decide what to do next.


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