CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Town Council will host a special meeting Monday evening with the Falmouth Town Council to discuss the possibility of establishing whistle-free zones at certain railroad crossings.

The towns are anticipating residents’ concerns as the Downeaster prepares to extend regular passenger service from Portland to Brunswick in 2012. The rail line currently carries occasional freight trains.

Randall Dickinson, regional manager of the Federal Railroad Administration, will be at the meeting to answer town officials’ questions about the process of creating quiet zones, said Cumberland Town Manager Bill Shane. The Freeport Town Council also has been invited to attend.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the council chamber at Town Hall. It won’t be televised live, but it will be taped and replayed throughout the week.

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority and Pan Am Railways have already started upgrading crossings to accommodate faster trains.

Three Cumberland crossings will be upgraded next week, causing the following intersections to be closed to motor vehicle traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Route 9 at Corey Road near Cross Road (Monday); Tuttle Road (Tuesday); Greely Road (Wednesday).