According to a public statement made by Amtrack, The Downeaster has started Phase 1  of it's service restoration.

"The Amtrak Downeaster has begun operating trains 680 and 685 between Brunswick, ME and Boston, MA to provide commuting options for essential workers and those who are traveling for essential purposes."

So currently, this is one train down to Boston, in the morning, and one train back to Maine in the evening. You can check on updates to the schedule HERE

amtrakdowneaster.com

The Amtrak Downeaster has also invested much effort into developing several enhanced health and safety protocols that will help protect both the public and the employees of the The Downeaster.

  • Amtrak has implemented new cleaning and disinfecting protocols nationwide. The train equipment used in Downeaster service will undergo enhanced cleaning before and after each trip.

  • Crews and passengers will be required to wear a 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 the CDC's physical distancing guidelines.

  • 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 in Phase 1, however complimentary water will be available upon request.

  • Stations are being updated with signage and other enhancements to promote public health and physical distancing.

DAVE CLEAVELAND/amtrakdowneaster.com

 

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