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Encyclopedia > Downeaster
Amtrak's Downeaster
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Numbers Southbound Monday-Friday: 680, 682, 684, 686, 3688 (bus), 4688 (bus). Southbound Weekends: 690, 692, 694, 696. Northbound Monday-Friday: 681, 683, 685, 687, 3689 (bus), 4689 (bus). Northbound Weekends: 691, 693, 695, 697.
Route Portland, ME
Durham, NH
Boston, MA
Distance 116-mile (187 km)
Dates of operation Dec. 15, 2001 – present
Track owners
(non-Amtrak)
Pan Am Railways

The Downeaster is a 116-mile (187 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak, connecting North Station in Boston, Massachusetts to Portland, Maine. In fiscal year 2006, it was Amtrak's fastest growing service, with overall ridership up 22.9% from the previous year. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Downeaster_logo. ... Waterfront of Portland along the Fore River Portland is the largest city in Maine with a population of 64,249 citizens as of 2000. ... Old mill and dam on the Oyster River, 1908, Durham, NH Durham is a town located in Strafford County, New Hampshire. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th_century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pan Am Railways boxcar at Rigby Yard, South Portland, ME, August 2006. ... This article is about trains in rail transport. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a 2004 population of 63,882. ...


No direct transfer exists in Boston between North Station and South Station (see North-South Rail Link), although passengers connecting to other Amtrak service south or west from Boston can use the MBTA Orange Line subway to Back Bay Station for free or a taxi to South Station. From Portland to Bangor, Concord Trailways operates Thruway Motorcoach service, scheduled to connect to the Downeaster, and treated as one continuous route for ticketing purposes. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The North-South Rail Link is a plan for a passenger railroad tunnel in Boston, Massachusetts to connect South Station to North Station. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... Back Bay Station, located at 145 Dartmouth Street, between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, in Back Bay, Boston, is an important transportation center. ... Taxicab, short forms taxi or cab, is a type of public transport for a single passenger, or small group of passengers, typically for a non-shared ride. ... This article is about the Maine, USA city of Bangor. ... Categories: Stub ...


Amtrak uses the MBTA's Lowell Line from North Station to Wilmington Station, the Wildcat Branch to Wilmington Junction, and the Haverhill/Reading Line to Haverhill Station. From there to Portland it uses Pan Am Railways trackage. These were all part of the Boston and Maine Railroad - the part south of Wilmington Junction was once the main line and a branch of the Boston and Lowell Railroad, and the rest was the main line of the B&M. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... The Lowell Line running from Boston, Massachusetts to Lowell, Massachusetts, originally the Boston and Lowell Railroad, is the oldest continually operated passenger train line in the western hemisphere. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... Wilmington Station is the train station in Wilmington, Delaware. ... The Haverhill/Reading Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running north from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the towns of Malden, Melrose, Wakefield, Reading, Wilmington, Andover, Lawrence, Bradford, and Haverhill. ... Pan Am Railways boxcar at Rigby Yard, South Portland, ME, August 2006. ... 1898 map The Boston and Maine Railroad (AAR reporting marks BM), also known by the abbreviation B&M, was the dominant railroad of the northern New England region of the United States for a century. ... The Lowell Line running from Boston, Massachusetts to Lowell, Massachusetts, originally the Boston and Lowell Railroad, is the oldest continually operated passenger train line in the western hemisphere. ...


If the Downeaster ran just over the Haverhill line there would have been a conflict with the local commuter rail, as the Downeaster wants to run express from Boston to Haverhill. The use of the Wildcat Branch to cross between the Lowell and Haverhill lines allows the Downeaster to pass a Haverhill train.

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Station stops

The Downeaster operates southbound as trains 680-696 and northbound as 681-697, making the following station stops: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (888x1740, 137 KB) Amtraks Downeaster drawn on [1]. File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Downeaster ...

Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Maine

This article is about the U.S. State. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... Anderson Regional Transportation Center (RTC) is located at 100 Atlantic Ave. ... Other information Code HHL Traffic Passengers (2006) 18,330 20% Haverhill is a train station in Haverhill, Massachusetts served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... Other information Code EXR Traffic Passengers (2006) 58,872 10% Exeter is a train station in Exeter, New Hampshire served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ... The railroad station in Durham, New Hampshire serves the Amtrak Downeaster and is situated west of downtown Durham on the campus of the University of New Hampshire (UNH). ... Other information Code DOV Traffic Passengers (2006) 39,080 36% Dover is a train station in Dover, New Hampshire served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto; French is also an administrative language) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Other information Code WEM Traffic Passengers (2006) 32,513 14% Wells Regional Transportation Center is a multi-modal passenger transportation center in Wells, Maine served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system, as well as other passenger transportation providers. ... Other information Code SAO Traffic Passengers (2006) 22,896 6% Saco is a train station in Saco, Maine served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ... Other information Code ORB Traffic Passengers (2006) 8,419 5% Old Orchard Beach is a train station in Old Orchard Beach, Maine served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ... Other information Code POR Traffic Passengers (2006) 139,519 21% Portland is a train station in Portland, Maine served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ...

History

The route of the Downeaster is similar to the route historically used by the Pine Tree, which was a joint Boston & Maine / Maine Central train from Boston to Bangor. The primary difference is that a motorcoach carries passengers for the Portland-Bangor leg of the trip. 1898 map The Boston and Maine Railroad (AAR reporting marks BM), also known by the abbreviation B&M, was the dominant railroad of the northern New England region of the United States for a century. ... 1923 map The Maine Central Railroad was a railroad in central Maine. ...


History of Portland's passenger rail services are covered under Portland (Maine) Union Station. // For 125 years, between the arrival of the first train in 1842 and 1967 when the Grand Trunk abandoned its service to Montreal on the St. ...


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References

Amtrak routes
Northeast

Acela Express - Adirondack - Auto Train - Capitol Limited - Cardinal - Carolinian - Crescent - Downeaster - Empire Service - Ethan Allen Express - Keystone Service - Lake Shore Limited - Maple Leaf - Palmetto - Pennsylvanian - Regional - Silver Meteor - Silver Star - Vermonter Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... A schematic of the Amtrak routes. ... The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States of America defined by the US Census Bureau. ... Acela Express (often called simply Acela, leading to early confusion with the Acela Regional and Acela Commuter) is the name used by Amtrak for the high-speed tilting train service operating between Washington, D.C. and Boston via New York City and Philadelphia along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in the... The Adirondack is a 381-mile (613 km) passenger train operated daily by Amtrak between New York City and Montreal, Quebec via Albany, New York. ... Auto Train is a scheduled public rail transportation service for both passengers and their personal transportation vehicles operated by Amtrak between Lorton, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.) and Sanford, Florida, near Orlando. ... Amtraks Capitol Limited is one of the two routes connecting Washington, DC to Chicago, running via Cleveland, Ohio (the other is the Cardinal via Cincinnati). ... The Cardinal is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. ... The Carolinian is a train running daily between Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, New York. ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... Amtraks Empire Service trains provide frequent daily service between New York City and Niagara Falls in New York, United States. ... The Ethan Allen Express is an Amtrak train between New York, New York and Rutland, Vermont via Albany, New York. ... Amtraks 195-mile (314 km) Keystone Service provides frequent passenger train service along the Amtrak-owned Keystone Corridor and Northeast Corridor between Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and New York City via Philadelphia. ... The Lake Shore Limited is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States on routes formally traveled by the famed 20th Century Limited. ... The Maple Leaf is a 544-mile (875 km) passenger train operated jointly by VIA Rail and Amtrak from New Yorks Pennsylvania Station to Toronto via Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. ... The Palmetto is a 829-mile (1334 km) passenger train service operated by Amtrak from New York City south to Savannah, Georgia via the Northeast Corridor to Washington, DC, then via Richmond, Virginia, Fayetteville, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina. ... The Pennsylvanian was a daytime Amtrak train running between New York, New York and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Regional is Amtraks service between Newport News, Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... Amtraks Vermonter is a 606-mile (975 km) passenger train service between St. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
:: Downeaster : For the Best in Weather :: (498 words)
Downeaster warrants its products to be free from defects in material and workmanship as follows: Classic, Medallion and Seafarer instruments for FIVE years from date of original purchase; Weatherhelm for ONE year from date of original purchase.
Any defective weather instrument returned to Downeaster during the warranty period will be repaired or replaced at the option of Downeaster, free of charge.
Any Downeaster product which has been properly installed and which fails to function properly under normal use due to defects in material or workmanship, will be repaired by Downeaster at no charge for parts or labor, or, at the option of Downeaster, the product will be replaced.
Downeaster chugs forward with 31 percent gain in ridership - Boston.com (664 words)
Amtrak's Downeaster finished its fiscal year with the biggest jump in ridership since the start of the Portland-to-Boston service, and that was before numbers spiked because of recent problems plaguing Boston's Big Dig.
PORTLAND, Maine --Amtrak's Downeaster finished its fiscal year with the biggest jump in ridership since the start of the Portland-to-Boston service, and that was before numbers spiked because of recent problems plaguing Boston's Big Dig.
The closest any other Amtrak train came to the Downeaster in terms of percentage growth was North Carolina's Piedmont between Raleigh and Charlotte, which saw a 22 percent gain in ridership for the 12 months ending June 30, Connell said.
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