In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, the Amtrak Downeaster passenger train travels through Portland. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

PORTLAND, Maine — A movement is afoot to move the train station in Maine’s largest city and add more trips to Boston.

State officials said Monday it would be ideal to place a new station along St. John Street in Portland, Maine Public reported. Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority officials also said the authority has started considering expanding Downeaster train service to Boston by late May.

Officials said a decision will need to be made by April if another trip to Boston is able to begin around Memorial Day. The Downeaster has been running a four round-trip schedule.