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Apr 03

Amtrak's Downeaster service reduced to one round-trip per day

Posted on April 3, 2020 at 9:16 PM by Tom Bell

The Amtrak Downeaster is reducing service to one round-trip per day, Per Governor Mill’s Executive Order stating that no one shall use public transportation, including the Amtrak Downeaster, unless necessary for an essential reason.  The service reduction will be in place beginning Monday, April 6, 2020 and will remain in effect until at least April 30, 2020.  The situation is evolving, but currently the following service plan is in place: 

  • Weekdays (M-F)
    • Southbound train 680 WILL OPERATE.
    • Northbound train 685 WILL OPERATE.
    • All other Downeaster trains will be suspended.
  • Weekends (Sat-Sun)
    • Southbound train 692 WILL OPERATE.
    • Northbound train 693 WILL OPERATE.
    • All other Downeaster trains will be suspended.

Some station buildings (including Brunswick, Freeport, Saco, and Wells)may be closed to the public but Downeaster trains WILL continue to stop at the platform. Please make your reservations ahead of time online at Amtrak.com or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.

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