There's good news. The Brunswick base is not a noxious facility.
The Federal Railroad Administration has found that a proposed layover facility for Amtrak Downeaster trains will have no significant environmental impact on a Brunswick neighborhood.The schedule for construction is not yet public information.
Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, says the decision means her agency can move forward with plans to build a $12 million layover facility for passenger trains at the site of the Brunswick freight yard between Church Road and Stanwood Street.
“This is huge. It will enable us to move forward with construction of the facility,” Quinn tells the Portland Press Herald. “This is the outcome that we had hoped for.”