14 October 2023- Couples tripExeter to Boston
Pros: Comfy seats & easy way to travel. Cons: Air flow kind of like an airplane with the small vents. Tips: You aren’t the only ones on the train.
30 September 2023- VacationPortland to Boston
Pros: Being able to look out the huge windows and the comfort o the ride. Tips: Be aware that half of the seats/rows face forward while the other half faces backward.
27 September 2023- Solo travelPortland to Boston
Was much easier than I anticipated
22 September 2023- Couples tripBoston to Brunswick
Relaxing, no driving, no traffic !!!!!!
10 September 2023- Couples tripBoston to Portland
Pros: Free drink. Cons: Excellent service. Tips: No.
9 August 2023- Couples tripWells to Boston
Much more comfortable and cheaper than bus, while it’s taking the same travel time.
6 August 2023- VacationBoston to Wells
Pros: Travelling by train is so comfortable and nice. The space, the fact that we can stand up and walk, as well as the coffee wagon make the experience worth it much more than by bus. Cons: Nothing.
6 August 2023- Solo travelBrunswick to Boston
Pros: On time, convenient and great price. Cons: Wi-fi failed to connect. Is there an unlimited pass on the Downeaster - that would be an great option . Tips: Super convenient… don’t be afraid and don’t hesitate to use this excellent service. And the price is great too.
4 August 2023- VacationWells to Boston
It was all over amazing. we were a few hours late but that’s due to traffic and not the drivers fault
24 July 2023- Visiting familyBoston to Dover
Pros: As I boarded the train in Boston, one of the conductors saw the cane I use and suggested I sit in one of the handicapped seats at the front of the car so I could easily disembark. Very nice, very friendly! Cons: No problems with my return trip whatsoever.
18 July 2023- VacationBoston to Wells
Pros: Easy, convenient, not terribly expensive. Cons: One of our traveling party used a hand-rail to steady himself as he was boarding the train, and pulled his hand away with someone else’s booger on it. Horrifying. Clean the high-touch surfaces more often. Tips: Don’t touch the hand rails. Bring hand wipes.
16 July 2023- Visiting friendsPortland to Boston
Pros: Comfortable temperature on the train and staff kept us updated throughout the trip on next stops/delays etc. Bissell brothers beer available at the cafe. Cons: We arrived about 40 mins later than the scheduled arrival. Train was delayed from Portland but only by a few minutes.
9 July 2023- VacationBrunswick to Boston
Pros: We missed the train in Brunswick so travelled to Portland and was able to catch the train there. Very helpful staff member in Portland! Cons: Some of the items we would like to have had at the cafe sold out early. Need to stock more fruit and cheese plates!
25 June 2023- Visiting friendsPortland to Boston
Enjoyed the comfort
24 June 2023- Solo travelBoston to Old Orchard Beach
Pros: Was overall a good experience. Cons: All went well. I know of no meaningful improvement you could make. Tips: None.