Coronavirus Update

Amtrak Downeaster trains 680 and 685 began operating on June 15, 2020. 

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Maintaining A Safe Environment

The safety of our passengers is our top priority. Amtrak has implemented new cleaning and disinfecting protocols nationwide which will be in place on Downeaster trains when service returns. Stations are being updated with signage and other enhancements to promote public health and physical distancing, and the number of passengers per train will be limited when service returns so riders are able to adhere to CDC physical distancing guidelines.


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We’d like to thank and recognize some of our Downeaster Ambassadors, who go the extra mile to provide information and assistance to our passengers. Click here for Ambassador Spotlights.

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Pan Am Railways has expedited a series of track improvement and maintenance projects along the Downeaster corridor to take place this spring to avoid construction-related service interruptions later in the year. This includes the replacement of timbers on the Fore River railroad bridge in Portland, ME and 15,000 railroad ties in New Hampshire, as well as other grade crossing and surfacing work.

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