Posts Tagged ‘Boston North Station’

Downeaster Service Beat FY2017 Ridership Goal

July 17, 2017

Amtrak’s Downeaster service carried more than 511,000 passengers during fiscal year 2017, which ended June 30. That was an increase over 2016 ridership and 2017 ridership goals by 9 percent.

The route between Boston North Station and Brunswick, Maine, saw its heaviest ridership during July and September 2016 and during January, February, April, and June 2017.

The record for patronage was posted in 2014 when the Downeasters hosted 518,000 passenger trips.

The service began in December 2001 between Portland, Maine, and Boston and was extended to Brunswick in November 2012.


Downeasters to Skip Woburn June 10-11

May 30, 2017

Amtrak Downeaster Service will not be serving Woburn, Massachusetts, on June 10 and 11 due to weekend track work being performed by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said southbound trains will operate normally between Brunswick, Maine, and Haverhill, Massachusetts. At Haverhill, customers will transfer to a bus that will operate nonstop to Boston North Station.

Northbound trains will be replaced with buses operating nonstop from Boston North Station to Haverhill. At Haverhill, customers will transfer to Downeaster trains, serving all remaining stations on the route