Amtrak Downeaster to resume limited service from Maine to Boston

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Amtrak Downeaster to resume limited service from Maine to Boston

The Amtrak Downeaster is preparing to resume limited service to Boston next week.Service will resume Monday with one round-trip on weekdays between Brunswick and Boston.The operators of the Downeaster are implementing new safety protocols due to the coronavirus outbreak that include:New cleaning and disinfecting protocols nationwide, and train equipment used in Downeaster service will undergo enhanced cleaning before and after each trip. Crews and passengers will be required to wear face covering while boarding and moving about the trainThe number of passengers per train will be limited to no more than 50% of available seating capacity so riders are able to adhere to physical distancing guidelines. Advance reservations are required and cash sales will not be accepted. Station facilities will not be open; passengers should go directly to the outdoor platform to wait for their train. Café service will not be available, however complimentary water will be available upon request. Stations are being updated with signage and other enhancements to promote public health and physical distancing. Downeaster service has been suspended since April 13.

The Amtrak Downeaster is preparing to resume limited service to Boston next week.

Service will resume Monday with one round-trip on weekdays between Brunswick and Boston.

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The operators of the Downeaster are implementing new safety protocols due to the coronavirus outbreak that include:

  • New cleaning and disinfecting protocols nationwide, and train equipment used in Downeaster service will undergo enhanced cleaning before and after each trip.
  • Crews and passengers will be required to wear face covering while boarding and moving about the train
  • The number of passengers per train will be limited to no more than 50% of available seating capacity so riders are able to adhere to physical distancing guidelines.
  • Advance reservations are required and cash sales will not be accepted.
  • Station facilities will not be open; passengers should go directly to the outdoor platform to wait for their train.
  • Café service will not be available, however complimentary water will be available upon request.
  • Stations are being updated with signage and other enhancements to promote public health and physical distancing.

Downeaster service has been suspended since April 13.