Dome Car

dome car



Ride the Amtrak Great Dome Car

Experience panoramic views of the scenic villages, coastline, marshes, streams and landscapes from Amtrak’s Great Dome Car. This vintage car was built in 1955 and features an upper level with windows on all sides (including the roof). 


Dome Car seats are available at no extra cost, but available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passengers are encouraged to rotate in and out of the Dome Car to allow all passengers the ability to enjoy this unique experience.


* The Great Dome Car is available on the following Downeaster trains between August 11 and September 9, 2018*:

M-F Weekday Train #680, #681, #686, #687

Saturday Trains #690, #691, #698, #699

Sunday Trains #692, #693, #696, #697


Check out these great Downeaster Dome Day Trip Ideas from the Downeaster Station nearest to you:

Maine: Brunswick   Freeport   Portland   Old Orchard  Saco   Wells

New Hampshire: Dover   Durham-UNH   Exeter

Massachusetts: Haverhill   Boston


Although the Dome Car will remain in operation on the Downeaster through September 23rd, a number of construction project are currently scheduled which will result in service interruption in various locations throughout September. The schedule for this time period including Dome Car availability is under development and will be posted as soon as it is available. 

Please Note: The Dome Car schedule is subject to change without notice.