Video of the groundbreaking ceremony:
I find this truly incredible, that once again, the State of Maine is going to build a passenger station, without having secured any sort of operating rights from PanAm to operate the Amtrak trains through Freeport. Absolutely incredible... this is from the same show that rehabbed the Lewiston lower branch not once but twice!! with Taxpayer money, yet not once revenue wheel was ever turned. There is a reason that taxes in Maine are high, because they continue to to put the cart before the horse.
Here is an idea. Buy the lower road between Royal Junction and Brunswick first, and THEN build the station. I'll even give that advice free of charge, not need to pay a consultant.